# Sequences and Series (Type 10)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP Questions Type 10:  Sequences and Series (BC Only) The last BC question on the exams usually concerns sequences and series. The question may ask students to write a Taylor or Maclaurin series and to answer questions about it and its interval of convergence, or…

# Polar Equation Questions (Type 9)

AP  Questions Type 9:  Polar Equations (BC Only) Ideally, as with parametric and vector functions, polar curves should be introduced and covered thoroughly in a pre-calculus course. Questions on the BC exams have been concerned only with calculus ideas related to polar curves. Students have not been asked to know the names of the various…

# Parametric and Vector Equations (Type 8)

AP  Questions Type 8: Parametric and Vector Equations (BC Only) The parametric/vector equation questions only concern motion in a plane. Other topics, such as dot product and cross product, are not tested. In the plane, the position of a moving object as a function of time, t, can be specified by a pair of parametric equations  or the…

# Other Problems (Type 7)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP  Questions Type 7: Other topics  Any topic in the Course and Exam Description may be the subject of a free-response or multiple-choice question. The topics discussed here are not asked often enough to be classified as a type of their own. The topics listed here…

# Differential Equations (Type 6)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP  Questions Type 6: Differential Equations Differential equations are tested almost every year. The actual solving of the differential equation is usually the main part of the problem, but it is accompanied by a related question such as a slope field or a tangent line approximation.…

# Riemann Sum & Table Problems (Type 5)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP  Questions Type 5: Riemann Sum & Table Problems Tables may be used to test a variety of ideas in calculus including analysis of functions, accumulation, theory and theorems, and position-velocity-acceleration, among others. Numbers and working with numbers is part of the Rule of Four and table problems…

# Area and Volume Problems (Type 4)

For updated information for the special 2020 exams click here. AP Type Questions 4: Area and Volume Given equations that define a region in the plane students are asked to find its area, the volume of the solid formed when the region is revolved around a line, and/or the region is used as a base…