Successful completion of an AP exam represents a high level of achievement. Students using this book as either a companion or as a review to their calculus courses should be confident of their ability to master the necessary calculus concepts.

**Using this book**

This book helps students review and master calculus concepts in the most concise and straightforward manner possible.

**While students can use Acing as a stand-alone resource, it is designed for use in a high school AP class, and can accompany any standard calculus textbook and course. Thus even students who choose not to take the AP exam will find this workbook a useful supplement to their schoolwork.**

Each concept is presented through a succinct definition followed by an example problem demonstrating its application. Every chapter includes exercise sets and answer key. Sections dedicated to Calculus BC material are denoted by the BC symbol. Note that Chapters 8 and 9 are exclusively for the BC exam. At the end of the book are four full-length practice tests, two each for the AB and BC exams, also accompanied by answer key.

In planning a study schedule for the AP exam, students may choose to cover one chapter of *Acing* every day or two in the month before the real exam. Alternatively, students and teachers may find it helpful to work through each chapter right after finishing the corresponding section in their courses at school.

Successful completion of an AP exam represents a high level of achievement. Students using this book as either a companion to or review for their calculus courses should be confident of their ability to master all the necessary concepts.

**About the Calculus AB and BC Exams**

The AB and BC exams test your understanding of basic concepts in calculus, as well as its methodology and applications. The material covered by the Calculus AB exam is roughly equivalent to a one-semester introductory college course in calculus. The Calculus BC exam is an extension of the AB material, adding on more advanced concepts such as improper integrals, series, logistic curves, and parametric and polar functions. It is important to note that both exams require a similar depth of understanding to the extent that they cover the same topics. Students who take the BC exam also receive a subscore that represents their knowledge of the AB material.

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