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. 

1st 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  
  • Finding the Centre of Mass of objects 

2nd 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 

You can study Applied Mathematics at:

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3)
or equivalent in Mathematics is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A