Self study BC Calc

<p>Hi, </p>

<p>I took AB Calc and got a 5 on it last year. Now I want to self study for BC. Would it be possible for me to get a 5 if I just use Barron's AP Prep? Or do I need some other textbooks? </p>


<p>Barron's should be enough; use MIT OCW as a supplement.</p>

<p>MIT OCW is awesome!</p>

<p>mit ocw is much more in depth than what you need for bc. use khan academy or patrick jmt's videos.</p>

<p>Barron's is enough for you to get 5.</p>

<p>Accidentally made the same thread without looking, sorry! but here's my situation:</p>

<p>Hi, so every year a small number of AP calc AB students are encouraged to take the calc BC exam with the AB subscore. My teacher thought I should do it but I'm wondering when I can start learning BC while taking AB. My teacher has been going terribly slow and we're only just finishing derivatives and then we move to applications of derivatives. So we won't even start integrals until second semester.</p>

<p>A lot of people say that I shouldn't start calc 2 until I am comfortable with integrals, so should I just start learning integrals on my own over winter break? I wanna start BC as early as possible without being to confused.</p>

<p>Thanks for the help in advance.</p>

<p>@rcs, im kind of in the same boat as you, I want to take calc BC exam, but my school only offers AB. We just had a test on applications of the derivative, and just started integrals. Im not really sure where to begin, I know one kid from my school did the same thing and learned all of the BC only material in a week... I definitely dont think Ill be able to do it that fast, so let me know if you come up with some kind of strategy for it.</p>

<p>If you just want that 5, then barrons is probably enough(I would actually recommend PR for calc). However, if you actually want to learn BC calculus thoroughly, definitely get a textbook and the MIT OCW lectures to supplement your learning.</p>

<p>Free calculus textbook here, courtesy of MIT Open Course Ware:</p>

<p>Free</a> Online Course Materials | Textbook | MIT OpenCourseWare</p>

<p>Barron's is comprehensive but it just shows the fomula instead of how to derive them. if you are not familiar with the fomula and encounter tens of them at a time, you may be frustrated. instead i recommend a formal textbook. you can be more confident about your test if you use a textbook. i use calculus, early transcendental. mit ocw also needs a textbook otherwise you may not catch the professor.</p>

<p>try MITOCW and Princtone reivew</p>