What will I learn in Applied Mathematics?
Applied Mathematics is the application of mathematical methods and models in real world situations. You will learn to model a worded problem into mathematics, draw appropriate diagrams and solve it.
- First year topics include drawing velocity-time graphs, using s.u.v.a.t equations, free-fall of objects, vectors and force diagrams, using Newton’s Laws, finding moments and finding the centre of mass of objects.
- Second year topics include power, Hooke’s Law, projectile motion, circular motion, framework structures
You will learn the subject through a variety of techniques: modelling of new ideas, exploring different ways to solve problems and presenting to or discussing with your peers. Working independently is critical to develop your mathematical abilities. Relevant online platforms, which can offer extra help, will be suggested by the teacher throughout your course.
How will I benefit from studying Applied Mathematics?
Applied Mathematics is used in different fields such as physics, engineering, medicine, biology, finance, and business. Applied Mathematics, at Intermediate level, is a good complement to Physics and a prerequisite for any engineering and science courses you might be interested in taking up.
Are there any special considerations?
- Students cannot choose both Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Intermediate level.
- On choosing Applied Mathematics at Intermediate level, the student should bear in mind that a good knowledge of Pure Mathematics is an asset.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
- Understanding Mechanics; A. J. Sadler, D. W. S. Thorning; ISBN: 9780199146758