• Mathematics Specialist
  • Year 12

Applications of Calculus to the Physical World

approx. 22 hrs

8 topics

41 concepts

Gain deeper understanding of Applications of Calculus to the Physical World to attain successful outcomes in your examinations.

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Overview

This learning program covers the essential components of Applications of Calculus to the Physical World in Year 12 Mathematics Specialist, outlined in the Australian curriculum.  As part of this course, students learn skills to understand rates of change of a particle in motion and its application to problems of exponential growth and decay. In addition, we show them how to translate between practical problems and their mathematical model in areas, including simple harmonic motion and projectile motion. 

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 8 topics, broken down into 41 concepts.

  • Projectile Motion 8 concepts

    1. Derive the time equations of projectile motion from the second-order differential equations of motion

    2. Calculate expressions for displacement, velocity and acceleration of projectile motion in terms of time

    3. Find the angle of inclination at any given time

    4. Find the instantaneous velocity at any given time

    5. Derive the Cartesian equation of projectile motion

    6. Use the Cartesian equation of projectile motion to find unknown quantities

    7. Find the highest point of the path of a projectile

    8. Find the range of the projectile on the horizontal plane

  • Simple Harmonic Motion 5 concepts

    1. Main features of the equation of simple harmonic motion

    2. Form a trigonometric equation of motion to model simple harmonic motion

    3. Transform unfamiliar equations into the standard form for simple harmonic motion

    4. Use the equation of simple harmonic motion to find unknown quantities

    5. Solving tides problems using techniques from simple harmonic motion

  • Motion 11 concepts

    1. Solve motion problems involving the velocity-time equation

    2. Finding the acceleration-time equation using differentiation

    3. Solve motion problems involving the acceleration-time equations

    4. Finding when a particle changes direction

    5. Describing the behaviour of a particle by analysing the equations of motion

    6. Finding the velocity-time equation using integration

    7. Displacement-time equation

    8. Finding the displacement-time equation using integration

    9. Using the definite integral to find net changes in displacement

    10. Average velocity and average speed using the displacement-time equation

    11. Finding the velocity-time equation using differentiation

  • Rectilinear Motion 4 concepts

    1. Convert a velocity-displacement equation to a displacement-time equation

    2. Convert a velocity-displacement equation to an acceleration-displacement equation

    3. Convert an acceleration-displacement equation to a velocity-displacement equation

    4. Solve problems requiring techniques of rectillinear motion

  • Related Rates of Change 2 concepts

    1. Related rates of change requiring one use of the chain rule

    2. Related rates of change requiring two uses of the chain rule

  • Exponential Growth and Decay 4 concepts

    1. The first-order differential equation for natural growth and decay

    2. Verify the explicit solution of the first-order differential equation using differentiation

    3. Use given information to produce a model for natural growth and decay

    4. Use the equation for natural growth and decay to find unknown quantities

  • Modified Growth and Decay 4 concepts

    1. Use given information to produce a model for modified natural growth and decay

    2. The first-order differential equation for modified natural growth and decay with a finite non-zero quantity limit

    3. Verify the explicit solution of the first-order differential equation for modified natural growth and decay using differentiation

    4. Use the equation for modified natural growth and decay to find unknown quantities

  • Rates of Change 3 concepts

    1. Integrating the expression for the rate to obtain an expression for quantity

    2. Using the definite integral to find net change

    3. Finding the rate of change of a quantity expressed as a function of time

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