Rate & Accumulation (Type 1)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. The Free-response Questions There are ten general categories of AP Calculus free-response questions. As I’ve done in part years, I will consider each individually over the next few weeks posting on Tuesdays and Fridays. These will be updates of last year’s posts. A list of all…

2019 CED Unit 8: Applications of Integration

This unit seems to fit more logically after the opening unit on integration (Unit 6). The Course and Exam Description (CED) places Unit 7 Differential Equations before Unit 8 probably because the previous unit ended with techniques of antidifferentiation. My guess is that many teachers will teach Unit 8: Applications of Integration immediately after Unit…

Applications of Integration – Accumulation 2

Happy New Year ! A few more links to posts on accumulation. Painting a Point (2-4-2013) Paint often and the paint accumulates. Good Question 6: 2000 AB 4 (8-25-2015) Accumulation Good Question 8 – or not? (1-5-2016) Accumulation Density (1-10-2017) Accumulation and Differential Equations  (2-1-2013) Solving differential equations without the “+C“  Review Notes: Type 1 Questions:…

Applications of Integration – Volume

One of the major applications of integration is to find the volumes of various solid figures. Volume of Solids with Regular Cross-sections  This is where to start with volume problems. After all, solids of revolution are just a special case of solids with regular cross-sections. Volumes of Revolution Subtract the Hole from the Whole and…