Bookings for Term 3 seminars open Monday July 23

Mathematical Methods

To revise the whole Mathematical Methods course, you should attend all the seminars for listed below. However, this is not compulsory and you may choose any combination of sessions.

Please bring a calculator to each session.

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Teacher in charge / Caterina Jones
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Caterina is a highly successful Mathematics teacher, with more than 20 years’ teaching experience.

Qualifications: B.Sc., B.Ed., Dip.T.

Session A

Introductory differential calculus

  • Derivatives from first principles
  • Rules of differentiation including chain rule, product rule and quotient rule
  • Deriving local maxima and minima
  • Increasing and decreasing functions
  • Graphing of functions  y = xn

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Session B

Derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions

  • Slopes of tangents of the exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Local maxima and minima
  • Application of exponential and logarithmic functions including growth and decay, surge and logistic functions
  • Graphing of y = ln x and y = ex

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Session C

Derivatives of trigonometric functions

  • Derivatives of trigonometric functions
  • Kinematics: displacement, velocity, acceleration
  • Application of trigonometric functions, including tidal heights and temperature changes
  • Graphing of and sin x and cos x.

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Session D

The second derivative

  • Relationship between the 1st and 2nd derivatives
  • Optimisation
  • Points of inflection.

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Session E

Integration and statistics

Integration:

  • Area under a curve
  • Problem-solving by integration

Statistics:

  • Measuring centre and spread of data
  • Discrete random variables – the Bernoulli and Binomial distribution
  • Continuous random variables – normal distribution

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