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Do I get credit if I use Multivariable calculus on the AP Calculus Exam?

Danny127178Danny127178 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
So currently I'm taking AP Calculus and Calculus II at UPENN (which I assume is like calculus III in other colleges). I was wondering if the people grading the tests would give me credit, especially on the FRQ's for work, if I use multivariable calculus stuff. I mean, there are severable instances where some theorems come in handier than the way we're taught in ap calculus. Like implicit differentiation can easily be done by the formula dy/dx = -Fx/Fy by partials, etc. o.O Cause I don't want to be getting correct answers but not getting credit for showing work.

Replies to: Do I get credit if I use Multivariable calculus on the AP Calculus Exam?

  • butterflylemonbutterflylemon Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I don't know the answer to your question, but I recommend you look at the scoring guides for the released AP Calculus FRQ'S and see what the graders gave points for. That should help you answer your question!
  • gormar099gormar099 Registered User Posts: 321 Member
    edited May 2016
    I'm not sure what the CollegeBoard policy is, but I wouldn't. Can't you just stick to the boundaries of what's being tested? Implicit is pretty straightforward (and doesn't tend to appear on FRQ's that much, anyway). I guess if you don't know how to do it without multi, go for it, but otherwise stick to the boundaries of AP Calc.
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