Specialist Methods (T)

Specialist Methods provides opportunities, beyond those presented in Mathematical Methods, to develop rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and to use mathematical and statistical models more extensively. Topics are developed systematically and lay the foundations for future studies in quantitative subjects in a coherent and structured fashion.


Students interested in the Specialist Mathematics Course as a single major course of study should select Specialist Methods. Students interested in Specialist Mathematics as a double major course of study should select Specialist Methods and Specialist Mathematics.


Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Functions and graphs

Trigonometric functions

Counting and probability

Exponential functions

Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series

Introduction to differential calculus

The logarithmic function

Further differentiation and applications


Simple linear regression

Discrete random variables

Continuous random variables and the normal distribution

Interval estimates for proportions


Assessment Requirements (per unit)

  • Mid-semester Test (75-90 minutes)
  • Investigation (2-4 week take home task) with in-class validation
  • End of semester Test (90 minutes)

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