Online Teacher: Jennifer Matheson
Pre- or Co-requisite:
Pre-Calculus A 120 and Pre-Calculus B 120 are pre-requisites for this course. Though not required as an entrance requirement for many math, science or engineering university programs, students may take Calculus 120 it as an additional mathematics elective.
Course Content: This is the last course offered in the Pre-Calculus Pathway, and follows Pre-Calculus B 120. The course introduces derivatives of polynomial, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the product, quotient and chain rules. Applications of derivatives will be explored including rates of change, increasing and decreasing functions, maximum and minimum values, optimization problems, concavity and the second derivative, curve sketching, indeterminate forms and l'Hôpital's Rule. Integrals will also be explored including interpretations, properties and numerical approximations of definite integrals, applications of integrals, and techniques and applications of antidifferentiation.