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Advanced Higher Mathematics of Mechanics (Course Code: C702 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Mathematics of Mechanics?

Mechanics is the branch of mathematics concerned with the study of forces that act on bodies and any resultant motion that they experience, and is widely used in physics and technology. Mechanics uses mathematics to enable us to model real-life situations and equip us with the skills we need to interpret and understand how things work, simplify and solve problems, identify limitations and draw conclusions.

You will learn of the range and power of mathematics and the importance of mathematical applications to society in general. This course encourages independent thinking and demands an enquiring approach, developing your questioning skills, logical reasoning, analysis, problem solving skills, creativity and the ability to communicate explanations concisely.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Mathematics of Mechanics: Linear and Parabolic Motion  (8 SCQF credit points)

The general aim of the unit is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in algebra and calculus to be applied to the mechanics of linear and parabolic motion.

In this unit you will:

Mathematics of Mechanics: Force Energy and Periodic Motion (8 SCQF credit points)

The general aim of the unit is to develop advanced mathematical knowledge and skills to be applied to the mechanics of force, energy and periodic motion.

In this unit you will:

Mathematics of Mechanics: Mathematical Techniques for Mechanics (8 SCQF credit points)

This unit covers development of advanced skills in algebra and calculus relevant to the study of problems in mechanics.

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of one component with a total of 100 marks:

The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in: