1 min readโขoctober 19, 2021

Sumi Vora

๐ฅ**Watch: AP Calculus AB/BC - ****Optimization**

Now that we understand how derivatives can determine the maximum and minimum values on a graph, we can also apply this knowledge to word problems. Optimization problems can look a little bit scary at first, but the most important thing to remember is that **you need to take the derivative of the function you are trying to optimize!** (the function youโre trying to find a maximum or minimum value for)

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๐Unit 1 โ Limits & Continuity

๐คUnit 2 โ Fundamentals of Differentiation

๐ค๐ฝUnit 3 โ Composite, Implicit, & Inverse Functions

๐Unit 4 โ Contextual Applications of Differentiation

โจUnit 5 โ Analytical Applications of Differentiation

๐ฅUnit 6 โ Integration & Accumulation of Change

๐Unit 7 โ Differential Equations

๐ถUnit 8 โ Applications of Integration

๐ฆUnit 9 โ Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, & Vector-Valued Functions (BC Only)

โพUnit 10 โ Infinite Sequences & Series (BC Only)

๐งMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

โ๏ธFree Response Questions (FRQ)

๐Big Reviews: Finals & Exam Prep

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