Specialist Mathematics 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 using mathematical models. It includes the study of functions and calculus.
Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.
The subject leads to study in a range of tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, and physical sciences. Students envisaging careers in related fields will benefit from studying this subject.
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics consists of the following topics:
- Mathematical induction
- Complex numbers
- Functions and sketching graphs
- Vectors in three dimensions
- Integration techniques and applications
- Rates of change and differential equations