# Differential Equations 2

More posts on differential equations Good Question 2: 2002 BC 5 (2-17-2015) A differential equation that cannot be solved by separating the variables is investigated anyway. Most of this question is AB material. A Family of Functions (2-21-2015) Further investigation of the general solution of the equation discussed above in Good Question 2. Most of…

# Differential Equations 1

Past posts on differential equations Differential Equations (1-5-2015) The basics and definitions. Domain of a Differential Equation (4-7-2017) notes and examples on finding the domain of the solution of a differential equation. (Updated thru the 2018 exam.) Slope Fields (1-9-2015) Graphical solutions: The solution is lurking in the slope field. Euler’s Method (1-12-2015) Numerical solutions (BC…

# Summer Fun

Every Spring I have a lot of fun proofreading Audrey Weeks’ new Calculus in Motion illustrations for the most recent AP Calculus Exam questions. These illustrations run on Geometers’ Sketchpad. In addition to the exam questions Calculus in Motion (and its companion Algebra in Motion) include separate animations illustrating most of the concepts in calculus…

# Posts on Differential Equations – 2

More posts on differential equations Good Question 2 (2002 BC 5) and A Family of Function (Good Question 2 continued) – one of my all-time favorite AP exam questions. Parts a, c, and d are suitable for AB students. Part b is a Euler’s method question. Part d is an example of a question where…

# Posts in Differential Equations – 1

Next in line are differential equations. Here are links to some past posts on differential equations Differential Equations Outline of basic ideas for AB and BC calculus Slope Fields Euler’s Method – a BC only topic Domain of a Differential Equation mentioned on the new Course and Exam Description Good Question 6  2000 AB 4…

# Applications of Integration, part 3: Accumulation

Integration, at its basic level, is addition. A definite integral is a sum (a Riemann sum). When you add things you get an amount of whatever you are adding: you accumulate. Here are some previous posts on this important idea that often shows up on the AP Calculus exams (usually the first free-response question!) Accumulation:…

# Domain of a Differential Equation

A reader recently asked me to do a post answering some questions about differential equations: The 2016 AP Calculus course description now includes a new statement about domain restrictions for the solutions of differential equations. Specifically, EK 3.5A3 states “Solutions to differential equations may be subject to domain restrictions.” Could you write a blog…