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### Leaving Certificate Applied Maths

**Leaving Cert Applied Maths**

Leaving Cert Applied Maths is taken by less than 2000 students every year with the vast majority taking the higher level paper. Most students who take Applied Maths will also be doing Physics and higher Maths which helps as there is a big overlap in the material covered in each of the three courses. As Applied Maths is not offered in most schools a large number of students will take the subject outside school hours. Aside from the languages Applied Maths has the highest number of A grades every year (approx 28% athigher level). This is not because it's an easy subject but rather that if a student is willing to take on an extra subject in many cases that student will be a high achieving student.

The course essentially covers the maths of the behaviour of objects when placed in various situations, such as being thrown as projectiles, bounced off walls or other objects, immersed in fluids, or swung around on a rope.

**What's on the leaving certificate Applied Maths Course?**

- Circular Motion and SHM
- Collisions
- Connected Particles
- Differential Equations
- Hydrostatics
- Linear Motion
- Moments of Inertia
- Projectiles
- Relative Velocity
- Statics

**What's the leaving cert Applied Maths exam like?**

There are 10 questions on the exam paper, each covering the topics below in detail. However, the exam only requires you to complete six questions, so it is not uncommon for teachers to focus on six or seven topics, which makes the course and workload more manageable.

**Any tips for doing well in Applied Maths?**

They key to doing well in Applied Maths is to keep practicing past exam questions. A lot of students will cut corners on the course and only cover 6 topics. It is advisable to learn a minimum of 7 topics though as there is often at least one very tricky question on the paper each year.

Download the Applied Maths syllabus

Download the Applied Maths chief examiner's report (2007)

### 9 Topics for Applied Maths

### 9 Past papers for Applied Maths

### Applied Maths Discussions

### Resources for Ordinary Applied Maths

#### Plotting Projectile Displacement, Acceleration, and Velocity [Video]

Added to Projectiles by Allyb2106

#### Deriving Displacement as a Function of Time, Acceleration and Initial Velocity [Video]

Added to Projectiles by Allyb2106

#### Newton's Third Law of Motion [Video]

Added to Connected Particles by Allyb2106

#### Newton's Second Law of Motion [Video]

Added to Connected Particles by Allyb2106

#### Newton's First Law of Motion [Video]

Added to Connected Particles by Allyb2106

#### Acceleration [Video]

Added to Linear Motion by Allyb2106

#### Velocity and Position from Acceleration [Video]

Added to Linear Motion by Allyb2106

#### KeysToMaths: Uniform Circular Motion - Car on a Flat Circular Track [Video]

Added to Circular Motion by Allyb2106

#### KeysToMaths: Uniform Circular Motion - Calculus Derivation of Velocity and Centripetal Acceleration Vectors [Video]

Added to Circular Motion by Allyb2106

#### KeysToMaths: Uniform Circular Motion - Angular Speed, Period and Frequency [Video]

Added to Circular Motion by Allyb2106

#### KeysToMaths: Density, Buoyancy and Apparent Weight [Video]

Added to Hydrostatics by Allyb2106

#### KeysToMaths: Hydrostatics Examples (2013 2012 OL) [Video]

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