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Topic: [ap-calculus] BC Topic? Linearization and newton's Method?
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Christy_Mullen@Gwinnett.k12.ga.us

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[ap-calculus] BC Topic? Linearization and newton's Method?
Posted: Oct 5, 2012 11:19 AM
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First time BC teacher here: I teach tangent line approximation(linearization)...Question is: do I need to teach Newton's Method and do students need to be able to estimate values of square roots. I am looking at our textbook Section 4.5 (FDWK). Also do we need to teach differentials? I have been looking at old exams and all I can find is that the tangent line approximation is on there. The BC syllabus on the AP website is not real specific here. Thanks for your help and advice! Does anyone have a very specific topic guide for BC vs AB teachers? That would help so much!
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