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Maths Quest Maths A Year 12 for Queensland + eBookPlus, 2nd Edition

Maths Quest Maths A Year 12 for Queensland + eBookPlus, 2nd Edition

Lyn Elms, Nick Simpson, Tony MacPherson

ISBN: 978-1-742-16034-4

Nov 2009, Jacaranda

680 pages

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Maths Quest Maths A Year 12 for Queensland Second Edition is a new edition of this highly successful student text designed to meet the requirements of the revision of the Maths A syllabus for implementation from 2009.

Maths Quest for Queensland Years 11 and 12 are now fully supported by Teacher Editions, eBookPLUS, eGuidePLUS and Solutions Manuals.

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CHAPTER 1. Simple and compound interest.
Simple interest.
Finding P, R and T.
Graphing simple interest functions.
Calculation of compound interest.
Graphing compound interest functions.
Nominal and effective interest rates.

CHAPTER 2. Appreciation and depreciation.
Inflation and appreciation.
Modelling depreciation.
Straight line depreciation.
Declining balance or diminishing value method of depreciation.
Depreciation tables.
Future and present value of an annuity.

CHAPTER 3. Consumer credit andinvestments.
Skills check.
Flat rate interest.
Home loans.
The cost of a loan.
Loan repayments.
Bonds, debentures and term deposits.
Bank savings accounts.
Investing in real estate.
Graphing share performance.

CHAPTER 4. Exploring and understanding data.
Populations and samples.
Skills check.
Contingency tables.
Interpreting the shape of histograms, stem-and-leaf plots and boxplots.
Interpreting data in practical situations.

CHAPTER 5. Navigation.
Skills check.
Review of Earth geometry.
Representing the Earth in two dimensions.
Accurate position description.
The nautical mile and the knot.
Using the compass.
Compass bearings and reverse bearings.
Fixing position.
Transit fix.
Running fix.
Doubling the angle on the bow.
Dead reckoning.
The lighthouse and navigation.
Let’s go cruising.
Air navigation.

CHAPTER 6. Land measurement.
Perimeters and areas of triangles.
Perimeters and areas of polygons.
Surveying on level ground without obstacles.
Surveying around obstacles.
Bearings and reverse bearings.
Plane table surveying: intersection or triangulation.
Plane table surveying: radiation and traversing.
Levelling: vertical measurements in relationto a datum.
Topographic maps.
Contour maps.
Cadastral maps and site plans.

CHAPTER 7. Linear programming.
What is linear programming?
Graphs of linear inequations.
Solutions of simultaneous linear equations.
Graphs of simultaneous linear in equations.
Graphs of systems of linear in equations.
Maximising and minimising linearf unctions.
Solving linear programming problems.
Further applications of linear programming.

CHAPTER 8. Networks.
Introduction to networks.
Networks, nodes and arcs.
Minimal spanning trees.
Shortest paths.
Network flow.

CHAPTER 9. Critical path analysis and queuing.
Critical path analysis.
Critical path analysis with backward scanning.
Queues: one service point.
Queues: multiple servicepoints.

CHAPTER 10. Probability and the binomial distribution.
Compound events — independent events.
Compound events — mutually exclusive events.
Compound events — Venn diagrams.
The binomial distribution using Pascal’s triangle.
Binomial probabilities through tables.
The binomial cumulative distribution tables.
Chapter review.

CHAPTER 11 . The normal distribution and games of chance. Introduction.
Comparison of scores.
Distribution of scores.
Standard normal tables .
Common fallacies in probability.
Mathematical expectation.