• # Doctor Who and the Power Series

This was an episode of Doctor Who in the 1960s (yeah it's really old) where the Doctor teaches an archeologist how to do a power series. It doesn't get any more golden than this. Go 2 minutes into the video to experience the mathemagic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA9egGnPAOg
• # Secx, Integrals and such

I totally had a re-epiphany today about how you can split (secx)^2tanx into secx*secxtanx. Makes integration so much easier.
• # POLAR STUDY TIME

Getting ready for the test on polar functions that will take place tomorrow. Doing that awesome review paper Mr. Hyman handed out today.
• # Polar Hindsight

I realised today that I probably should have known a little more about converting more complex polar functions into rectangular equations. Like quadratics...
• # Studying Multiple Choice

Hard at work on all of the multiple choice review Mr. Hyman has given us. Lots I need to review on series and sequences.
• # Partner Pratice Test

Working with a partner in Calculus can be challenging when the individuals have opposing ideas. There was some argument over how to find the average value of a function, and I still don't know if I screwed us over by filling in the wrong answer...
• # Take Home Test

I am finally finishing the last of the take-home test tonight and the last free response parts of the test we were doing in class. All the multople choice questions I skipped were of Series/Sequences. Clearly, I know what I need to study.

I worked on my homework on Advanced Integration Techniques tonight. I love doing Integration by Partial Fractions when your final answer ends up being a nice neat natural log of something. Or doing Integration by Parts on something like xe^x that is also really simple to solve using the tabular method.
• # Totally sick

Occasionally I still have dreams about calculus, or wake up in the morning and I am so disoriented because I'm so intent on solving a math problem that never even existed. On this day, I was sick, but still worked on some of my multiple choice and free response that are due on Friday.
• # Yeah

The Thinker knows what's up. Sorting through some old AB Calculus notes. Ah, the memories: the chain rule, mins and maxes, volume and such.
• # What Would You Do?

Enjoyed my first day back in Calc class in four days. I got a chance to look over my Take Home Test and assess what I need to study: mostly differentiation techniques and infinite series. Also looked over the green "What Would You Do" in a cetain calc situation worksheet. Fun.
• # The Eve

It's the night before the AP test and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... Except for Clara who is up re-reading her KYSC sheet at one last attempt to prepare for the big test tomorrow. Going through every formula I must memorize in my head, organizing categorically and by measure of importance. Yay importance.
• # The Superbowl

The last post is supposed to be how we felt about the AP test, right? I FEEL AMAZING. It might just be because I got the test that matters the most to me out of the way, but I actually do feel really confident about my answers. It was all stuff I knew! There were a lot of AB Calc oriented questions, a couple on advanced integration, polar graphs, taylor series, and very few on infinite series (which I'm very happy about).So yaaaayyy.