Specialist Mathematics

SACE Stage 2

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Specialist Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


This course draws on and deepens students' mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding and provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and mathematical models. It includes the study of functions, vectors, complex numbers and calculus.

Course Content
Assessment
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Course Content
Functions and Sketching Graphs

Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers
The complex plane and polar form, roots of complex numbers and factorisation of polynomials.

Vectors in 3 Dimensions
Vector and Cartesian equations and systems of linear equations.

Integration Techniques and Applications

Rates of Change and Differential Equations
Implicit differentiation, differential equations, pairs of varying quantities, related rates and trigonometric parameterisations.

Assessment

School Assessment
Skills and Applications Tasks 50%
Investigations 20%


External Assessment
Examination 30%

Further Info

This course requires the use of graphics calculators. Students enrolled in this subject must also study or have completed Stage 2 Mathematical Methods.