AP Calculus AB/BC Class
Description: This class covers all the topics for the AP Calculus BC examination. Homework and practices are provided.
Pre-requisites: Students are expected to have taken pre-Calc, or Algebra II with Trigonometry.
Class Dates: 8/31 to 12/14 Friday 7-9pm, no class on 11/23 Thanksgiving
Total number of classes: 15
Textbook: Calculus, the Classic Edition by Earl W. Swokowski
Week 1 Limits
Week 2 Derivatives
Week 3 Applications of Derivatives
Week 4 Review of Derivatives
Week 5 Integration
Week 6 Applications of Definite Integrals
Week 7 Log and Exponential Functions, Inverse Functions
Week 8 Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Integration Techniques
Week 9 Indeterminate Forms, Improper Integrals
Week 10 Review of Integration
Week 11 Plane Curves, Parametric Equations
Week 12 Vectors, Infinite Series
Week 13 Convergence
Week 14 AP Calculus BC past problems Review
Week 15 AP Calculus BC past problems Review
Dr. Liu has many years of training young enthusiastic mathletes achieving anything from perfect AMC 8 scores, to qualifying for USAJMO and USAMO. In engineering he designed his own heterojunction bipolar transistor solving quantum mechanical problems with Poisson Schroedinger equation in Calculus. His PhD is in semiconductor Physics, under the guidance of a Nobel laureate in Physics and has worked in Hughes Research Laboratories for years, publishing 60+ peer-reviewed papers and securing 9 US and international patents. Last decade he has designed a trading system in a trading firm, designed virtual reality software at Hewlett Packard and trained corporate customers using enterprise software from Oracle. On the side he has been working as a math coach in the Bay Area.