Have you wondered how much gas you would save if the highway speed limit were dropped to 55 miles per hour? Would you imagine that dropping coffee filters may have some bearing to that question? This course will explore mathematical descriptions of objects in the real world through hands on projects. Students will build interesting toys to ‘prove’ mathematical theorems. We will learn to use approximations effectively, and discover how these ideas lead to the study of calculus in a natural way. We will also be learning trigonometry and vectors, as well as a technique called dimensional analysis, which blends physics into algebra. We will be testing our mathematical results along the way by considering their physical meaning in extreme, and hopefully absurd, situations. In the process, we will get a sense of how numbers are used in science, as well as how physics can inspire new mathematical ideas.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II or Integrated Math III.
Tuition | $570 |
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Facilities Fee | $80 |
Application processing fee | $50 |
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Sibling | $35 off |