Calculus and vectors

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Course ID
12th Grade
In-Person, Online
Credit Value

Calculus and vectors MCV4U course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.


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Course structure and modules

The strands for calculus and vectors course are:

  • Vectors
  • Linear Dependence and Coplanarity
  • Vector Applications
  • Intersection of Lines and Planes
  • Concepts of Calculus
  • Derivatives
  • Curve Sketching
  • Derivative Applications and Related Rates
  • Derivatives of Exponents and Log Functions-Exponential Functions
  • Trig Differentiation and Application