Mathematics

Mathematics

Advanced Placement

The Mathematics Department at Eckerd strongly encourages advanced placement in the first-year curriculum.

If you took “AB” Calculus in high school and received a score of 4 or 5 on the AP test, then you have been given credit for Calculus I and should consider enrolling in Calculus II.  If you took “BC” Calculus in high school and received a score of 4 or 5, then you have been given credit for both Calculus I and II and should enroll in Calculus III.

If you are accepted at Eckerd and placed at the “calculus-ready” level in Autumn Term and you have already had calculus in high school (either an Honors course or AP but didn’t score the 4 or 5) then you should also consider advanced placement in the curriculum.  If you are familiar with differentiation (product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, etc.), curve sketching (intervals of increasing/decreasing, concavity, asymptotes, etc.), and integration by u-substitution then you should enroll in Calculus II in the Fall Semester.  If you have already studied techniques of integration (parts, partial fractions, trig substitution, etc.), parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences, and infinite series, then you should enroll in Calculus III in the Fall Semester.

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