Calculus and Vectors

In this advanced-level course, students will build on previous learning about functions and rates of change through the study of: rate of change, derivatives and their applications, and geometry & algebra of vectors.

Course Expectations

- Demonstrate an understanding of rate of change by making connections between average rate of change over an interval and instantaneous rate of change at a point, using the slopes of secants and tangents and the concept of the limit
- Graph the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, and exponential functions, and make connections between the numeric, graphical, and algebraic representations of a function and its derivative
- Verify graphically and algebraically the rules for determining derivatives
- Apply these rules to determine the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions, and simple combinations of functions; and solve related problems.

- Make connections, graphically and algebraically, between the key features of a function and its first and second derivatives, and use the connections in curve sketching
- Solve problems, including optimization problems, that require the use of the concepts and procedures associated with the derivative, including problems arising from real-world applications and involving the development of mathematical models.

- Demonstrate an understanding of vectors in two-space and three-space by representing them algebraically and geometrically and by recognizing their applications
- Perform operations on vectors in two-space and three-space, and use the properties of these operations to solve problems, including those arising from real-world applications
- Distinguish between the geometric representations of a single linear equation or a system of two linear equations in two-space and three-space, and determine different geometric configurations of lines and planes in three-space
- Represent lines and planes using scalar, vector, and parametric equations, and solve problems involving distances and intersections.

Units

Calculus and Vectors

In this advanced-level course, students will build on previous learning about functions and rates of change through the study of: rate of change, derivatives and their applications, and geometry & algebra of vectors.

Units

Course Expectations

- Demonstrate an understanding of rate of change by making connections between average rate of change over an interval and instantaneous rate of change at a point, using the slopes of secants and tangents and the concept of the limit
- Graph the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, and exponential functions, and make connections between the numeric, graphical, and algebraic representations of a function and its derivative
- Verify graphically and algebraically the rules for determining derivatives
- Apply these rules to determine the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions, and simple combinations of functions; and solve related problems.

- Make connections, graphically and algebraically, between the key features of a function and its first and second derivatives, and use the connections in curve sketching
- Solve problems, including optimization problems, that require the use of the concepts and procedures associated with the derivative, including problems arising from real-world applications and involving the development of mathematical models.

- Demonstrate an understanding of vectors in two-space and three-space by representing them algebraically and geometrically and by recognizing their applications
- Perform operations on vectors in two-space and three-space, and use the properties of these operations to solve problems, including those arising from real-world applications
- Distinguish between the geometric representations of a single linear equation or a system of two linear equations in two-space and three-space, and determine different geometric configurations of lines and planes in three-space
- Represent lines and planes using scalar, vector, and parametric equations, and solve problems involving distances and intersections.