New South Wales Higher School Certificate Mathematics Extension 2

(Online since January 1, 2001)

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Ext. 2 Practice papers: 200 papers ; 160 papers

664 other papers (general, 2 unit, 3 unit)



New

February 28, 2014

Response to Inquiry into the Australian Curriculum

February 26, 2014

OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks Build 13C64 was released today for Apple Macintosh computers.

Delta: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1725

Combo: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1726

A full installer is also available on the mac app store. You will need this if you want to make a bootable usb installer. The procedure for doing this is the same as for the 10.9 golden master and 10.9.1 - which I previously explained at http://users.tpg.com.au/nanahcub/mavericks.html

February 18, 2014

Version 6.0 of the Australian Curriculum was released today:

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Download/F10 (for F-10)

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Download/SeniorSecondary (for Senior)

January 10, 2014

Today the government announced a review of the national curriculum.

Teaching Resources

4 unit Syllabus (from boardofstudies server)

2 and 3 unit Syllabus (from boardofstudies server)

Syllabus Issues

Terry Lee's HSC Solutions website

Youtube video for finding the Median and First and Third Quartiles on the CASIO fx-82AU PLUS II calculator

Youtube video for the new VERIFY function on the CASIO fx-82AU PLUS II calculator

OS X Mavericks

Vectors summary ; Matrices summary

Alternative solution to James Ruse 2011 Trial Question 8b

Solution to 2010 Mathematics Extension 2 HSC exam Question 8

Link Between 1995 and 2010 HSC Exams Leads To Generalised Wallis Product (preprint) - another version appeared in MANSW's Reflections, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2011, pp. 22-23

Parabola Magazine Online

Barbarians at the Helm, by Derek Buchanan

How NOT to find the surface area of revolution, by Derek Buchanan

Johan Wastlund's Elementary Proof of the Wallis Product Formula for pi

Yet another proof of the irrationality of e

DON'T BAN YOUTUBE!

Three Unit Notes 1

Three Unit Notes 2

Alf van der Poorten's 28 online Number Theory lectures (28 mp4's)

Professional mathematics versus amateur mathematics

Sixty 4 unit lectures

257,885,161-1 was discovered on January 25, 2013 to be the largest known prime by Curtis Cooper. It has 17,425,170 digits which you can get here. More info on this discovery is at http://www.mersenne.org

Also, on December 25, 2011 the largest known twin primes were found by Timothy D. Winslow. They are 3756801695685x26666691 both of which have 200,700 digits.

They are at http://4unitmaths.com/tp1.pdf and http://4unitmaths.com/tp2.pdf.

Summary of the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem

Online videos on Fermat's Last Theorem: youtube ; msri

Bill Pender's Harder 3 unit inservice

pisquaredonsix.pdf

Wiles' online lecture

Clay Meeting online

Tate's online lecture

Atiyah's online lecture

David Hilbert's radio address

English translation of Hilbert's radio address

SMH HSC Survival Guide 2009

Assignments

International Mathematical Olympiads

AIS Maths Focus Day summary

1916 LC, 1989 HSC and 2001 HSC

Another proof of the irrationality of e

2004hsc8bsol.pdf

Alternative solution to 2003 HSC Q3(a)(iv)

Have your pi and e it too.

The General Conic and Dandelin Spheres

The Cubic Formula

The Quartic Formula

Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

University Mathematics

The Putnam Competition

Harvard University's notes

History

More history

Euclid's elements

Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem

Proof of the Taniyama-Shimura-Weil Conjecture

Beal Prize for $1,000,000 for proving (or disproving) the Beal Conjecture, i.e., that the only solutions to the equation \(A^x + B^{\ y} = C^{\ z}\), when \(A\), \(B\), \(C\), are positive integers, and \(x\), \(y\) and \(z\) are positive integers greater than 2, are those in which \(A\), \(B\) and \(C\) have a common factor

Poincare conjecture

Proof of Poincare conjecture - part 1

Proof of Poincare conjecture - part 2

Proof of Poincare conjecture - part 3

Perelman on YouTube

The Riemann Hypothesis - Part 1

The Riemann Hypothesis - Part 2

Lagarias Equivalence to the Riemann Hypothesis

Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture

Hodge conjecture

Navier-Stokes equations

Yang-Mills theory - part 1

Yang-Mills theory - part 2

P vs NP

The ABC Conjecture and Mochizuki's proposed proof

Online LaTeX editors

Too many philistines are using Word. They should stop being philistines and start using LaTeX.

For web browsers (nothing needs to be installed): MonkeyTeX ; Verbosus ; ScribTeX

iPad app: TeX Touch. Files created in this app can be compiled via the TeX Cloud.

Forums

http://community.boredofstudies.org/forumdisplay.php?f=14

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php

Other websites

Fields medallists

Terry Tao on YouTube

Number Theory Website

Clay Mathematical Institute

Enoch Lau

Wolfram Alpha

Integrals online

Higher School Certificate Online

The American Mathematical Society


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Derek Buchanan

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