I'm switching jobs this Fall (from the Math Dept at East Carolina U. to chair the Math Dept. at Savannah Country Day School) and will be teaching BC Calculus this Fall for the first time (I've taught Calc I, II, II, Polynomial Calculus, and Calculus for Life Sciences many times).
The school has been using Larson, Hostetler & Edwards but I'm concerned with the match to the AP syllabus. In particular it does not do justice to new BC topics like Slope Fields, Logistic Equations, and Euler's Method for D.E.'s. Plus, I don't think this text fits the philosophy of the new AP very well.
I looked at Ostebee & Zorn in the past and was impressed--but my copy is in a box in a garage in N.C. Checking the outline on O&Z's web page, the only topic I can't find that's in the AP syllabus is vectors.
Can someone more familiar with O&Z please give me an idea of what might be missing or lightly covered for a BC course?
Any comments on O&Z as a BC text for a program that sends it's best students to Ivy League Schools, MIT, etc.? (Is this a valid/politically correct/relevant question?)