VCE Specialist Mathematics/Units 3 and 4: Specialist Mathematics/Common Math Hacks

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Preface[edit | edit source]

This page serves to categorize and organize commonly used mathematical hacks, which allow their users to complete questions faster, and with a greater deal of accuracy.

Units 3 and 4: Specialist Mathematics[edit | edit source]

Coordinate Geometry[edit | edit source]

Ellipses, Hyperbolas[edit | edit source]

The values and can be fractional, as can be seen by taking the following equation:

  • where

Equations found in questions may not be in the general form, and may need to be transformed via the complete the square method::

Circles[edit | edit source]

Equations found in questions may not be in the general form, and may need to be transformed via the complete the square method, in conjunction with extricating all variables from under root symbols; an example follows:


=== Circular Functions ===j

Complex Numbers[edit | edit source]

Relations and Regions in the Complex Plane[edit | edit source]

Differential Calculus[edit | edit source]

Integral Calculus[edit | edit source]

Differential Equations[edit | edit source]

Kinematics[edit | edit source]

Vectors[edit | edit source]

Vector Calculus[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]