## How do you find the maximum value on AP Calc?

To find the maximum, we must find where the graph shifts from increasing to decreasing. To find out the rate at which the graph shifts from increasing to decreasing, we look at the second derivative and see when the value changes from positive to negative.

### Is AP Calculus difficult?

The AP Calculus AB exam is historically one of the hardest AP exams to pass. Its passing rate may look high at 58%, but that’s because it’s one of the less popular AP exams with a smaller self-selected group of students taking the exam.

#### How do you find the maximum and minimum volume?

To find the maximum possible volume, add the greatest possible error to each measurement, then multiply. To find the minimum possible volume, subtract the greatest possible error from each measurement, then multiply.

**What is applied maximum and minimum?**

The process of finding maximum or minimum values is called optimisation. We are trying to do things like maximise the profit in a company, or minimise the costs, or find the least amount of material to make a particular object. These are very important in the world of industry.

**Which AP Calc is harder?**

BC is more difficult because it covers the all topics of single-variable calculus. AB only covers approximately 60% of the BC topics. Both AB and BC are meant to be one-year courses in high school, so in AB, more time is spent learning the 60%.

## What are maximum and minimum problems in calculus?

Maximum/Minimum Problems Many application problems in calculus involve functions for which you want to find maximum or minimum values. The restrictions stated or implied for such functions will determine the domain from which you must work.

### What is an application problem in calculus?

Many application problems in calculus involve functions for which you want to find maximum or minimum values. The restrictions stated or implied for such functions will determine the domain from which you must work.

#### How do you find the maximum and minimum of a parabola?

Determine whether if there is a maximum or minimum, and location of the point for: Determine the derivative of this function. Set the derivative function equal to zero and solve for . Since the parabola has a positive coefficient for , the parabola will open upwards, and therefore will have a minimum.

**Is the second derivative of the function a maximum or minimum?**

Since the second derivative is negative, it is a maximum. Determine whether if there is a maximum or minimum, and location of the point for: Determine the derivative of this function.