GROUP 5 - MATHEMATICS SL
This course is designed for competent mathematics students who anticipate a need for a sound mathematical background in preparation for their future studies in, for example, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology and business administration. This course covers It is a demanding course covering a broad range of mathematical topics.
The course consists of number and algebra: sequences and series, indices and logarithms and the binomial theorem; functions and equations: the concept of a function, transformations of graphs and polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions; circular functions and trigonometry: identities, graphs and their transformations and the solution of triangles; vector geometry: position vectors, projections, scalar products and lines in planes; statistics and probability; calculus: limits, rules of differentiation, applications of differential calculus, antidifferentiation and areas under curves. One optional topic is studied and is selected from statistical methods, further calculus and further geometry.
An individual exploration. This is a piece of written work that involves investigating an area of mathematics. (20%)
Paper 1: (1.5 hours, 40%)
Paper 2: (1.5 hours, 40%)