## Applied Mathematics Leaving Cert

### Subject/Course Choice

**Applied Mathematics** is a subject that combines many real life applications of maths and physics. This subject can be a good complimentary subject for students who excel in both Maths and Physics and can be a beneficial subject for getting additional points in the **Leaving Certificate**.

Applied maths brings the principles of maths and science into everyday use with questions on projectiles, fluids etc.

**Subject Overview**

The general aims of mathematics education apply.

**Content**

The entire course content is given below. Those parts given in italics are for Higher level only. The Higher level course includes the Ordinary level course treated in greater depth.

- Motion: displacement, velocity, relative velocity
- Newton's laws of motion; acceleration
- Straight line motion; inclined plane; connected particles
- Equilibrium under concurrent forces
- Centre of gravity
- Pressure in liquids; Archimedes' principle
- Projectiles; projectiles on inclined plane
- Angular velocity; uniform circular motion
- Conservation of momentum; direct collisions; oblique collisions
- Simple harmonic motion
- Rigid body motion; moments of inertia; angular momentum
- Differential equations: (a) first order, variable separable; (b) second order reducing to type (a).

**Assessment**

There is a separate examination paper for Ordinary level and Higher level.

**Did you know?**

Did you know that TCD also accepts Applied maths as a science subject for entry into both the science and pharmacy faculties.

BEWARE: For TCD it cannot be used as a second science subject when the first is maths.