**AP Precalculus**

#### Mostly Everything You Need to Know About AP Precalculus

## Exam Outline

#### Section 1: Multiple Choice Questions

Questions | Time | Exam Weight | Calculator Allowed |
---|---|---|---|

28 | 80 minutes | 43.75% | No |

12 | 40 minutes | 18.75 | Yes |

#### Section 2: Free Response

Questions | Time | Exam Weight | Calculator Allowed |
---|---|---|---|

2 | 30 minutes | 18.75% | Yes |

2 | 30 minutes | 18.75% | No |

A calculator is allowed in specific sections!

## Course Content

## Unit 1: Polynomial and Rational Functions

**30-40% of Exam Score**

1.1 Change in tandem

1.2 Rates of Change

1.3 Rates of Change in Linear and Quadratic Functions

1.4 Polynomial Functions and Rates of Change

1.5 Polynomial Functions and Complex Zeros

1.6 Polynomial Functions and End Behavior

1.7 Rational Functions and End Behavior

1.8 Rational Functions and Zeros

1.9 Rational Functions and Vertical Asymptotes

1.10 Rational Functions and Holes

1.11 Equivalent Representations of Polynomial and Rational Expressions

1.12 Transformations of Functions

1.13 Function Model Selection and Assumption Articulation

1.14 Function Model Construction and Application

## Unit 2: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

**27-40% of Exam Score**

2.1 Change in Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

2.2 Change in Linear and Exponential Functions

2.3 Exponential Functions

2.4 Exponential Function Manipulation

2.5 Exponential Function Context and Data Modeling

2.6 Competing Function Model Validation

2.7 Composition of Functions

2.8 Inverse Functions

2.9 Logarithmic Expressions

2.10 Inverses of Exponential Functions

2.11 Logarithmic Functions

2.12 Logarithmic Function Manipulation

2.13 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities

2.14 Logarithmic Function Context and Data Modeling

2.15 Semi-log Plots

## Unit 3: Trigonometric and Polar Functions

**30-35% of Exam Score**

3.1 Periodic Phenomena

3.2 Sine, Cosine, and Tangent

3.3 Sine and Cosine Function Values

3.4 Sine and Cosine Function Graphs

3.5 Sinusoidal Functions

3.6 Sinusoidal Function Transformations

3.7 Sinusoidal Function Context and Data Modeling

3.8 The Tangent Function

3.9 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

3.10 Trigonometric Equations and Inequalities

3.11 The Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions

3.12 Equivalent Representations of Trigonometric Functions

3.13 Trigonometry and Polar Coordinates

3.14 Polar Function Graphs

3.15 Rates of Change in Polar Functions

## Unit 4: Functions Involving Parametrics, Vectors, and Matrices

**0% of Exam Score**

4.1 Parametric Functions

4.2 Parametric Functions Modeling Planar Motion

4.3 Parametric Functions and Rates of Change

4.4 Parametrically Defined Circles and Lines

4.5 Implicitly Defined Functions

4.6 Conic Sections

4.7 Parametrization of Implicitly Defined Functions

4.8 Vectors

4.9 Vector-Valued Functions

4.10 Matrices

4.11 The Inverse and Determinant of a Matrix

4.12 Linear Transformations and Matrices

4.13 Matrices as Functions

4.14 Matrices Modeling Contexts

### Exam Day: What to Bring

- Photo ID (Depending on Schools)
- Wooden Pencil
**s**(Mechanical pencils are NOT allowed) - Comfortable Black or Blue Pen
**s** - Waterbottle
- Jacket or Sweater (AP Rooms are always the coldest)