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Calculus and Vectors, University Preparation
This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rate of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of lines and plane in three-dimensional space: broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and sinusoidal functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who plan to study mathematics in university and who may choose to pursue careers in fields such as physics and engineering.