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Important Changes in the AP Exams 2020 due to the Novel Corona Virus Outbreak

  • Instead of the traditional face-to-face exam administrations, students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 
  • For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.
  • The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. 
  • Any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.
  • Not all the topics listed on the AP Physics course will be included in the AP Exam 2020. Below is a list of the topics that will be covered and those which not be:
AP SubjectExam Question(s) will only cover: Exam Question(s) will NOT cover:
Calculus AB Units 1-7Unit 8
Calculus BC Units 1-8 + 5 topics in Unit 10 (10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.11)Unit 9, Unit 10 (except Topics 10.2, 10.5, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.11)

You will find it beneficial to take the help of an AP Calculus tutor online especially when you hope to pursue math in college. The course, offered by the American College Board consists of two different parts namely AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. The former will introduce you to derivatives, integers and limits while the latter will cover a range of additional topics in addition. Both courses are similar to college calculus course taught in first year at American Colleges and Universities. It is impossible to take both exams simultaneously as the dates usually clash. However, you can opt for one or the other according to your comfort level. You will be pleased to learn that you qualify for receiving a sub score based on your performance in AB Calculus if you choose to take Calculus BC after AB.

Online AP Calculus tutoring

You can breeze through the course if you have an aptitude for math. Getting the help of a seasoned AP Calculus tutor will set you on the right path as well. The subject matter tutor will guide you perfectly as you learn how to determine the values and express the solutions using proven mathematical tactics. AP Calculus Course will help you to understand how to use the correct terms and notations for communicating the results once you find the solution.

The entire course for AP Calculus AB & BC is divided into 10 units for easy understanding. The Calculus Tutor and Tutoring resources are free to streamline the process further in accordance with your needs. You may check out the percentage of questions expected from each unit by looking at the chart below.

AP CalculusABBC
Unit 1: Limits & Continuity10%-12% 4%-7%
Unit 2: Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties10%-12% 4%-7%
Unit 3: Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions9%-13% 4%-7%
Unit 4: Contextual Applications of Differentiation10%-15% 6%-9%
Unit 5: Analytical Applications of Differentiation15%-18% 8%-11%
Unit 6: Integration and Accumulation of Change17%-20%17%-20%
Unit 7: Differential Equations6%-12% 6%-9%
Unit 8: Applications of Integration10%-15% 6%-9%
Unit 9: Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Vector-Valued Functions 11%-12%
Unit 10: Infinite Sequences and Series17%-18%

Our experienced tutor will guide you towards fulfillment of your objectives by helping you closely with the following.

Unit 1: Limits and Continuity (Multiple-Choice: ~ 45 questions Free-Response: 3 questions- partial)

1.1 Introducing Calculus: Can Change Occur at an Instant?
1.2 Defining Limits and  Using Limit Notation
1.3 Estimating Limit  Values from Graphs
1.4 Estimating Limit Values from Tables
1.5 Determining Limits Using Algebraic Properties of Limits
1.6 Determining Limits Using Algebraic Manipulation
1.7 Selecting Procedures  for Determining Limits
1.8 Determining Limits Using the Squeeze Theorem
1.9 Connecting Multiple Representations of Limits
1.10 Exploring Types of  Discontinuities
1.11 Defining Continuity at a Point
1.12 Confirming Continuity 1 over an Interval
1.13 Removing Discontinuities
1.14 Connecting Infinite Limits and Vertical Asymptotes
1.15 Connecting Limits at Infinity and Horizontal Asymptotes
1.16 Working with the Intermediate Value Theorem (IVT)

Unit 2: Differentiation: Definition and Basic Derivative Rules (Multiple-Choice : ~ 30 questions Free – Response: 3 questions- partial)

2.1 Defining Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change at a Point
2.2 Defining the Derivative of a Function and Using Derivative Notation
2.3 Estimating Derivatives of a Function at a Point
2.4 Connecting Differentiability and Continuity: Determining When Derivatives Do and Do Not Exist
2.5 Applying the Power Rule
2.6 Derivative Rules: Constant, Sum, Difference, and Constant Multiple
2.7 Derivatives of cos x, sin x, and ln x
2.8 The Product Rule
2.9 The Quotient Rule
2.10 Finding the Derivatives of Tangent, Cotangent, 1Secant, and/or Cosecant Functions

Unit 3: Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions (Multiple-Choice: ~15 questions Free-Response: 3 questions- partial/full)

3.1 The Chain Rule
3.2 Implicit Differentiation
3.3 Differentiating Inverse Functions
3.4 Differentiating Inverse Trigonometric Functions
3.5 Selecting Procedures for Calculating Derivatives
3.6 Calculating Higher Order Derivatives

Unit 4: Contextual Applications of Differentiation (Multiple-Choice: ~15 questions Free-Response: 3 questions)

4.1 Interpreting the Meaning of the Derivative in Context
4.2 Straight-Line Motion: Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration
4.3 Rates of Change in Applied Contexts Other Than Motion
4.4 Introduction to Related Rates
4.5 Solving Related Rates Problems
4.6 Approximating Values of a Function Using Local Linearity and Linearization
4.7 Using L’Hospital’s Rule for Determining Limits of Indeterminate Forms

Unit 5: Analytical Applications of Differentiation (Multiple-Choice: ~35 questions Free-Response: 3 questions)

5.1 Using the Mean Value Theorem
5.2 Extreme Value Theorem, Global Versus Local Extrema, and Critical Points
5.3 Determining Intervals on Which a Function Is Increasing or Decreasing
5.4 Using the First Derivative Test to Determine Relative (Local) Extrema
5.5 Using the Candidates Test to Determine Absolute (Global) Extrema
5.6 Determining Concavity of Functions over Their  Domains
5.7 Using the Second Derivative Test Determine Extrema
5.8 Sketching Graphs of Functions and Their Derivatives
5.9 Connecting a Function, Its First Derivative, and Its Second Derivative
5.10  Introduction to Optimization Problems
5.11 Solving Optimization Problems
5.12 Exploring Behaviors of Implicit Relations

Unit 6: Integration and Accumulation of Change (Multiple-Choice: ~25 questions(AB) 35 questions (BC) Free-Response: 3 questions)

6.1 Exploring Accumulations of Change
6.2 Approximating Areas with Riemann Sums
6.3 Riemann Sums, Summation Notation, and Definite Integral Notation
6.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Accumulation Functions
6.5 Interpreting the Behavior of Accumulation Functions Involving Area
6.6 Applying Properties of  Definite Integrals
6.7 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Definite Integrals
6.8 Finding Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals: Basic Rules and Notation
6.9 Integrating Using 1 Substitution
6.10 Integrating Functions Using Long Division Integrating Functions Using Long Division and Completing the Square
6.11 Integrating Using Integration by Parts BC only
6.12 Using Linear Partial Fractions BC only
6.13 Evaluating Improper Integrals BC only
6.14 Selecting Techniques for Anti-differentiation

Unit 7: Differential Equations (Multiple-Choice: ~15 questions(AB) 20 questions (BC) Free-Response: 3 questions)

7.1 Modeling Situations with Differential Equations
7.2 Verifying Solutions for Differential Equations
7.3 Sketching Slope Fields
7.4 Reasoning Using Slope Fields
7.5 Approximating Solutions Using Euler’s Method BC only
7.6 Finding General Solutions Using Separation of Variables
7.7 Finding Particular Solutions Using Initial Conditions and Separation of Variables
7.8 Exponential Models with Differential Equations
7.9 Logistic Models with Differential Equations BC only

Unit 8: Applications of Integration (Multiple-Choice: ~30 questions Free-Response: 3 questions)

8.1 Finding the Average Value of a Function on an Interval
8.2 Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of Functions Using Integrals
8.3 Using Accumulation Functions and Definite Integrals in Applied Contexts
8.4 Finding the Area Between Curves Expressed as Functions of x
8.5 Finding the Area Between Curves Expressed as Functions of y
8.6 Finding the Area Between Curves That Intersect at More Than Two Points
8.7 Volumes with Cross Sections: Squares and Rectangles
8.8 Volumes with Cross Sections: Triangles and Semicircles
8.9 Volume with Disc Method: Revolving Around the x- or y-Axis
8.10 Volume with Disc Method: Revolving Around Other Axes
8.11 Volume with Washer Method: Revolving  Around the x- or y-Axis
8.12 Volume with Washer Method: Revolving Around Other Axes
8.13 The Arc Length of a Smooth, Planar Curve and Distance Traveled BC only

Unit 9: Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Vector-Valued Functions for BC only (Multiple-Choice: ~25 questions Free-Response: 3 questions)

9.1 Defining and Differentiating Parametric Equations
9.2 Second Derivatives of Parametric Equations
9.3 Finding Arc Lengths of Curves Given by Parametric Equations
9.4 Defining and Differentiating Vector Valued Functions
9.5 Integrating Vector1 Valued Functions
9.6 Solving Motion Problems Using Parametric and Vector Valued Functions
9.7 Defining Polar Coordinates and Differentiating in Polar Form
9.8 Find the Area of a Polar Region or the Area Bounded by a Single Polar Curve
9.9 Finding the Area of the Region Bounded by Two Polar Curves

Unit 10: Infinite Sequences and Series for BC only (Multiple-Choice: ~45 questions Free-Response: 3 questions)

10.1 Defining Convergent and Divergent Infinite Series
10.2 Working with Geometric Series
10.3 The nth Term Test for Divergence
10.4 Integral Test for Convergence
10.5 Harmonic Series and p-Series
10.6 Comparison Tests for Convergence
10.7 Alternating Series Test for Convergence
10.8 Ratio Test for Convergence
10.9 Determining Absolute or Conditional Convergence
10.10 Alternating Series Error Bound
10.11 Finding Taylor Polynomial Approximations of Functions
10.12 Lagrange Error Bound
10.13 Radius and Interval of Convergence of Power Series
10.14 Finding Taylor or Maclaurin Series for a Function
10.15 Representing Functions as Power Series

Students who intend to take both AB and BC Calculus are expected to go through the course material for all 10 units diligently. eTutor World tutors will assist you in preparing for Calculus AB only if you are not interested in taking Calculus BC. The tutors will then make sure to cover Units 1 through 8 well before the test date. You will also find it beneficial to practice with a subject matter expert Math tutor before enrolling for the coveted AP Calculus course. Here are certain skills that you need to imbibe to think like a mathematician.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC: What’s the difference?
AP Calculus AB includes the fundamentals of Calculus that is required for gaining admission to top colleges. It will be helpful if you want to pursue the subject academically. Calculus BC includes a few other topics in addition to Calculus AB course. The syllabus is extensive and equal to a year’s curriculum in college. eTutorWorld offers help with all levels of AP Calculus and ensures the best possible test prep
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What is format of the AP Calculus AB exam?
You will have 3 hours and 15 min to answer the questions included in both sections. You will have to attempt 45 questions from Part A of the Multiple Choice section without using a calculator. The remaining 15 questions of Part B require a calculator. Similarly the Free Response section includes a total of 6 questions. You would have to answer two questions from Part A with the help of a calculator. Part B consists of 4 questions that have to be answered within 60 mins without a calculator.
What is format of the AP Calculus BC exam?
You will have to complete the exam within 3 hours and 15 minutes. There are 45 questions in the Multiple Choice Section to be completed within 1 hour and 45 minutes. You will not be permitted to use a calculator for Part A. Calculator may be used for Part B, however. The Free Response section has 6 questions divided into Part A (2 problems) and Part B (4 problems). You may use a calculator for answering Part A whereas Part B needs to be attempted without a calculator.

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