The concept of slope of a line leads into the discussion of the basic idea of the derivative. Limits of polynomial and rational functions lead into the derivative of polynomial and rational functions. Various applications of derivatives are explored. Antiderivatives and indefinite integrals lead to definite integrals and the applications of definite integrals. This is a very rigorous course that is equivalent to a college calculus course, and will require summer preparatory work. Students who register for this course are required to take the AP Calculus AB examination in May (approximate cost $100). Graphing calculators are required. A TI-83 or TI-84 is recommended.


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