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# THOMAS WHITHAM SIXTH FORM

Revision Guide

S J Cooper

The book contains a number of worked examples covering the topics needed in the Additional
Mathematics Specifications. This includes Calculus, Trigonometry, Geometry and the more advanced
Algebra. Plus the topics required for Mechanics and statistics.
Algebra
Indices for all rational exponents

a m a n a m n , a m a n a mn , a m n
a mn , a 0 1 ,
n n
1 1
n 1 1 a b
a a , a a , a
2 n n
n , n
an ,
a a b a

a
m
n
n am a
n
m

1
12 1 1 1
Example 83 3 8 2 Example 9 1

9 2 9 3

4 4
3
2 2 3 3
x 4 x x 8
2
Example 3 3 2

Simplify 2 x 1 3x 6 x 3
2
Example

18 x 2
2 x 1 3x 6 x 3
2 1 3
9x 2 3 2
2
4
x 6x 6x x

Quadratic equations ax 2 bx c 0
Examples (i) 4 x 2 9 (ii) 4 x 2 9 x (iii) 4 x 2 9 x 2

## (i) (ii) (iii)

9 4x 2 9x 0 4x 2 9x 2 0
x2
4
x(4 x 9) 0 (4 x 1)( x 2) 0
3
x 9 1
2 x 0 or x x 2 or x
4 4
Example Solve (i) 2 x 2 x 5 0 using the method of CTS
(ii) 5x 2 7 x 1 0 using the formula.
(i) 2 x 2 x 5 0
x 5
x2
2 2
2 2
x 1 5 1
x
2

2 4 2 4
x 14 2 52 161
x 14 2 1641
x 14 41
16

x 14 41
16

x 1.35, 1.85
Simultaneous equations
Example Solve simultaneously 2 x 3 y 8, y x 2 x 2
Here we substitute for y from the second equation into the first

2 x 3 y 8 2 x 3 x 2 x 2 8 3x 2 x 2 0

3x 2x 1 0 x 23 , 1

x 23 , y 28
when x 23 , y 94 23 2
}
28
9
Solutions, 9
x 1, y 2
when x 1 , y 1 1 2 2
The geometrical interpretation here is that the straight line 2 x 3 y 8 and the

## parabola y x 2 x 2 intersect at points 23 , 28

9
1, 2
y

23 , 28
9
(1,2)

0 x

Intersection points of graphs to solve equations. There are many equations which can
not be solved analytically. Approximate roots to equations can be found graphically if
necessary.
Example What straight line drawn on the same axes as the graph of y x 3 will give

## the real root of the equation x 3 x 3 0 ?

x3 x 3 0 x3 3 x
draw y 3 x
0 x
As can be seen from the sketch there is
only one real root .
Expansions and factorisation extensions
Example
2 x 1x 2 x 3 2 x 3 2 x 2 6 x
x2 x 3 Expanding
2 x 3 3x 2 7 x 3

Example x 3 9 x xx 2 9 xx 3x 3 Factorising

## The remainder Theorem

If the polynomial p(x) be divided by ax b the remainder will be p ba

p 12 14 32 5 154

## f 1 413 312 111 2 10 remainder is 10

The factor theorem Following on from the last item
p ba 0 ax b is a factor of p(x)

## Example Show that x 2 is a factor of 6 x 3 13x 2 x 2 and hence solve the

equation 6 x 3 13x 2 x 2 0
Let p( x) 6 x 3 13x 2 x 2

p(2) 62 132 2 2 48 52 2 2 0
3 2

x 2 is a factor of p(x)

p( x) x 2 6 x 2 x 1 by inspection
x 23x 12 x 1

2

## Expansion of a b where n is a positive integer.

n

This has the same coefficients as the expansion of 1 x . Each term will have degree
n

## Example 1 x8 1 8x 28x 2 .......

a b8 a 8 8a 7 b 28a 6b 2 .......
The general term will be n C r a n r b r
Example

Use the binomial theorem to expand 3 2 x 4 , simplifying each term of your expansion.
a b4 a 4 4a 3b 6a 2 b 2 4ab 3 b 4

3 2 x 3 43 2 x 63 2 x 432 x 2 x
4 4 3 2 2 3 4

81 216 x 216 x 2 96 x 3 16 x 4

Geometry
Gradient/ intercept form of a straight line Equation y mx c
y

Gradient = m (= tan )
c

0 x

## Distance between two points

Given A x1 , y1 B x2 , y 2 then

AB 2 x2 x1 y 2 y1
2 2

y 2 y1
m
x 2 x1

y y mx x

## Equation of a line through two points

y 2 y1
Find the gradient using m and use the formula as above.
x 2 x1

## Parallel and perpendicular lines

Let two lines have gradients m1 and m2

Lines parallel m1 m2
1
Lines perpendicular m1m2 1 or m1
m2

## Mid-point of line joining Ax1 , y1 and Bx2 , y 2 coordinates are

12 x1 x2 , 1
2
y1 y2
General form of a straight line
ax by c 0. To find the gradient, rewrite in gradient/intercept form.

## Example Given points A 2, 3 and B1, 1 find

(a) distance AB
(b) the coordinates of the mid-point M of AB
(d) the equation of the line through C 5, 2 parallel to AB

AB 2 1 2 1 3 9 16 25 AB = 5
2 2
(a)

(b) M 12 , 1

1 3 4
1 2 3

## (d) Point 5, 2 Gradient = 43

Equation y 2 43 x 5
3 y 6 4 x 20
3 y 4 x 26

## perpendicular line through the point 0, 4

2 x 3 y 12 3 y 2 x 12 y 23 x 4 grad = 23

1
23 2

Equation y 32 x 4 y mx c

The Circle

Angles in semicircle is 90

## Perpendicular to a chord from centre of circle bisects the

chord.

x a2 y b2 r 2
Centre (a, b) radius = r

2 2
Example

2 2
Example

(1, 2)

## x a2 y b2 r 2 Circle centre , with radius

To find centre and radius, use the method of CTS to change into centre/radius form.

Example x 2 y 2 2x 3 y 3 0

x 2 y 2 2x 3y 3 0
x 2

2x y 2 3y 3
x 2

2x 1 y 2 3y
3 2
2
3 1 3 2
2

x 12 y 32 2 254
Centre 1, 32 radius = 5
2

Tangents

90

## Tangents drawn from extended point

Line of symmetry
Example Find the equation of the tangent to the circle x 2 y 2 2 x 4 y 5 0 at
the point P(2, 1)

x 2 y 2 2x 4 y 5 0
x 2
2 x y 2 4 y 5
x 2
2 x 1 y 2 4 y 4 5 1 4
x 12 y 22 10
Centre at 1, 2 , radius 10

2 1 1
(-1, 2) 1 2 3
gradient of tangent at P = 3
Equation
y 1 3 x 2
0 P(2, 1)

y 3x 5

Calculus
Differentiation by rule Examples

dy
d
dx
x dxd x
1
2 1
2 x
12

1
2 x
y
dx
xn nx n 1
d 4 d

dx x dx
4
4 x 1 4 x 2 2
x
ax n anx n 1
d x d 1
ax a 2 x 1
dx 2 dx 2
a 0
du dv dw
d
10 0
uvw dx

dx dx dx d
3x 2 x 5 6 x 1
dx

## Vocabulary and more notation

dy
is the derivative of y (with respect to x)
dx
dy
is the differential coefficient of y (with respect to x).
dx
Example = 3 4 2 + 3 1

= 3 2 8 + 3

x2 2 x2 2 3 1

Example f ( x) x 2 2x 2
x x x

f ( x) 32 x 2 12 2 x
1
32 1 1 3 1
32 x 2 3
x
x 2 2 x x

dy
The gradient of a curve at any point is given by the value of at that point.
dx
Example Find the gradient at the point P(1, 5) on the graph of y x 2 2 x 2 . Hence
find the equation of the tangent at P.

y y x 2 2x 2
dy
2x 2
dx
P(1, 5)
At P(1, 5) gradient = 4
Tangent at P
y 5 4x 1
0 x

y 4x 1

Stationary points on the graph of a function are points where the gradient is zero.
STATIONARY POINTS

_ + _
+
_
+
+
_

## To obtain coordinates of a SP. on the graph of y f (x)

(i) Put f ( x) 0 and solve for x.

## (ii) If x a is a solution of (i) the SP will be a, f (a) .

(iii) If f (a) 0 there will be a minimum point at x a

## If f (a) 0 there will be a maximum point at x a

If f (a) 0 there could be max or min or inflexion so the second derivative rule
fails. Investigate the gradient to the immediate left and right of the stationary point. (see
the + and - signs on the diagrams in the previous section).

## Example Find the stationary points on the graphs of

(i) y x 2 2x 2

(ii) y x 3 3x 2
and sketch the graphs.

(i) Here we have a quadratic function, which will have a true max or min.
y x 2 2x 2
dy
2x 2 y
dx

SP at 2 x 2 0
2 Check point (0, 2)
i.e. at x 1
(-1, 1)

i.e. at 1, 1 0 x

d2y
20
dx 2

SP is a minimum.
y

dy
3x 2 3 2
dx

x2 1
x 1

## SPs at (1, 0) (-1, 4)

d2y
6x
dx 2

d2y
At (1, 0) 6 0 Min
dx 2
d2y
At (-1, 4) 6 0 Max
dx 2

## Check points (0, 2) (2, 4) (-2, 0)

Note that the turning points are Local Max and Local Min

d2y
6x
dx 2

d2y
At (1, 0) 6 0 Min
dx 2

d2y
At (-1, 4) 6 0 Max
dx 2

## Check points (0, 2) (2, 4) (-2, 0)

Note that the turning points are Local Max and Local Min

Integration
Indefinite integrals

Indefinite integration is
y ydx
the reverse of x n 1
x n
c n 1
differentiation. Every n 1
ax n 1
indefinite integral must ax n c
n 1 Special cases worth
have an arbitrary constant 2 remembering
c
x
2
a ax c
uvw udx vdx wdx
f ( x)dx reads the (indefinite) integral of f (x) with respect to x

f (x) is called the integrand. dx is the differential of the integration and must never be

omitted.
x 1
3x 1 dx x
2 dx
Example Find (i) (ii) dx (iii) 2
x

3
6x 2

9x
xc
2 2
3 x 1 dx 9 x 6 x 1 dx
(i) 3 2
3x 3x x c
3 2
x dx
3 1
x 1 x 1

1
12 x2 x2
dx dx 2
x c
x x 3 1
(ii) x 2 2

23 x x 2 x c

dx 1 x 1
x2 x2
2
(iii) Not a misprint! .dx x dx c
1
1
c
x

Definite integrals

b
If I f ( x)dx F ( x) c , then the definite integral a
f ( x)dx is the difference in the

## f ( x)dx F (b) F (a)

b
i.e. no constant!
a

The limits of the definite integral are a (lower limit) and b (upper limit).

## Note the use of square brackets. F ( x)a F (b) F (a)

b

1

3
Example Evaluate x 3 dx
1 x
3
x2 x 2
x x
1

3 3
3
x 3 dx dx
1 x 1 2 2 1
3
x2 1 9 1 1 1 40
2
2 2 x 1 2 18 2 2 9

## Area on a graph as a definite integral

(i)
y

b
A ydx
a

A
0 a b x
y

a b

ydx A
b
0
x
a
A
i.e. the value of the definite integral will be
negative if y is negative for a x b
y
(iii)

A b

ydx A B
b
0 a
x
a
B

(iv)
y

b
xdy A
a b

A
a

0
x

y
(v) y2

y1 y2 dx A
b

a
A
NB y1 y 2 for a x b a
0 b
x

y1

## NB (i) most certainly will be tested, and (iv) could be.

(ii) and (iii) most unlikely to be included.
(iv) most likely area between a line and a curve.

1
Example Find the area enclosed between the graph of y 1 the x-axis and the
x
ordinates at x = 1 and x 9
4
1 x dx
1
9 9

4 4 12
y A 1 dx
sketch 1 x 1
9

x2

1 4
9

x 1 x 2 x 14
A 2
1
0 9
1 x
9 3
2 1 2
4 9
4 2 4

## Example The diagram shows the sketch of graph of y x 2 2 x 3 and y x 1 . Find

the x coordinates of the points of intersection P and Q of the graphs.

y
For P, Q

y x 2 2 x 3 2 Q
x 2x 3 x 1
y x 1

x 2 3x 4 0
P
x 1x 4 0 0 x

x 1, 4

y y dx
1 2

x 1 x 3x 4 x dx
4 4
2
2 x 3 dx 2

1 1
4
3x x
2
64 3
3
1
4 x 24 16 4
2 3 1 3 2 3
21 16
Trigonometry
Trig ratios for 30, 60, 45

30 2
2 2 1
3

60 45
1 1 1

sin 30 cos 60 1
2 sin 45 cos 45 1
2

sin 60 cos 30 2
3
tan 45 1

tan 60 3 tan 30 1
3

## Trig ratios for all angles NB the CAST DIAGRAM

For the sign of a trig ratio
S A
Sine (only) in second quadrant C
T
Etc

## Example Without using a calculator find

(i) cos 150 (ii) tan 210
(iii) sin 240
(i) (ii) (iii)
S A S A S A
150 210
30 60
30
-240

T C T C T C

## cos 150 cos 30 tan 210 tan 30 sin 240 sin 60

2
3 1
3 2
3
Trig of Scalene triangles
Sine rule
B
a b c

A sin A sin B sin C
a

## Given AAS use it to find a second side

Given SSA use it to find a second angle (but take care to choose the angle size appropriately
it could be acute or obtuse).

Cosine rule
c B a 2 b 2 c 2 2bc cos A
A b2 c2 a2
cos A
a 2bc

## Given SAS use it to find the third side

Given SSS use it to find an angle (no possible ambiguity here).

## Example Triangle PQR has PR = 3cm, QR = 7cm and QP R 36

Find (i) QR using the cosine rule and then (ii) PQ R using the sine rule.

Q
(i) QR 2 9 49 42 cos 36 24.021...

3
QR 4.901.. 4.90
R
7 4.901..
(ii)
36 7 sin PQR sin 36
7 sin 36
P sin PQR 0.8394...
4.901..
PQR 57.086.. or PQR 122.914..
It cant be 57.08.. since R would be 86.92.. and would be the largest angle in the triangle,
but R faces the smallest side so is the smallest angle. Hence PQR 122.91
Area 12 absin C rule given SAS

## Graphs of trig functions (all periodic)

1. Graph of y sin x

y
1
Period 2

sin(2 x) sin x
0 2 sin x 1
2
2
3
2 x

-1

2. Graph of y cos x
y
1
Period 2

cos(2 x) cos x
0 2

2

2
3
2 x cos x 1

-1

3. Graph of y tan x

Period
y
tan( x) tan x

Vertical asymptotes at

x 2 , x 32 , etc
2 0
2
3
2
2 x

Vertical asymptotes
Boundary values of trig ratios
S=1
T- C=0 T

S=T=0 S=T=0
C= -1 C=1

T S= -1 T-
C=0

## Two important trig identities

sin
tan sin 2 cos 2 1
cos

Example Given is obtuse and sin 178 find the values of cos and

tan .
sin 2 cos 2 1 cos 2 1 sin 2
S A
1 289
64

225
289

cos 17
15

T C
sin 8
tan tan 17
8
cos 15
17
15

## NB Learn how to rearrange the identities

sin
sin cos tan cos
tan
cos 2 1 sin 2 sin 2 1 cos 2

Trig equations Remember that from your calculator sin 1 , cos 1 and tan 1 give the
principal value (p.v.)
Example Solve the equations
(i) tan 1.5 for 0 360
(ii) sin 2 0.5 for 180 180

(v) sin 80
3
for 180 180
2
(i) A
S

124 , 304 T C

## (ii) sin 2 0.5 ..first solve for 2 for 360 360

S A
2 30, 150; 210, 330

PV = 30
15 , 75 ; 105 , 165
T
C

2 cos 2 1 sin

2 1 sin 2 1 sin
2 2 sin 1 sin
2

2 sin sin 1 0
2

sin 12 sin 1 0
S A
PV = -30

sin 1 sin 12
or T
C
90 210 , 330

90 , 210 , 330

## 2 sin 2 sin cos

2 sin 2 sin cos 0
sin 2 sin cos 0

## sin 0 or 2 sin cos S A

PV = 26.56
sin 1
0 , 180

cos 2 T C

1
tan
2
27 , 207

0 , 180 , 27 , 207
(v) sin 80
3
solve first for 260 100
2
S A
80 60
, 240
PV = 60
140 , 160

T
C

In the next example, angles are in radians. The radian sign c is sometimes omitted, but is
implied when the interval contains .

## (i) cos x 0.3 for 0 x 2 , answers correct to 2d.p.

x
(ii) tan 3 for 2 x 2 , answers in exact form
2

## (i) cos x 0.3 put calculator into RAD mode.

S A
x 1.266..., 2 1.266...
PV = 1.2661..
x 1.27, 5.02
T C

(ii) In exact terms means in terms of . The implication is that the angles will be exact
form in degrees. So, work in degrees first and then convert to radians.

x
tan 3 solve first for x
2

x
60 ,120
2 S A
x 120 ,240 PV = 60

2 4 T
x , C
3 3
Mechanics
1. Rectilinear motion with constant acceleration
a

t=0 t

u v

Remember that s is a displacement, is directed, and should be shown with one arrow
v u at
1 2
s ut at
2
v 2 u 2 2as

s
1
u v t
2
Example A cyclist moves along a straight line passing through points O, A and B with
constant acceleration. 2 seconds after passing O he is at A where OA = 9m
and after a further 4 seconds he is at B where AB = 36m. Find his constant
acceleration, his speed at Oaand his speed at B.
t t=2 t=6

A B
9m
u v

45m

1 2
s ut at
2

OA 9 2u 2a
OB 45 6u 18a 18 2a
a 1.5m / s 2 , u 3m / s
v u at

OB v 3 1.5 6 12m / s

## Properties of the velocity/time graph

Area under graph = distance travelled
Example A train starting from rest is uniformly accelerated during the first km of its
run, maintains its acquired speed for the next 1 km, and is then brought to
rest with uniform retardation in the last km. The time for the whole
journey is 5 minutes. Find the acceleration in the first part of the run and the
retardation in the final stage.
velocity
v

500 1500

250

t1 t2 t3 time

1
Area t1v 500 t1v 1000
2
t 2 v 1500

1
t 3 v 250 t 3 v 500
2
t1v t 2 v t 3 v 3000

vt1 t 2 t 3 3000

v 300 3000
v 300 3000
v 10m / s

t1 100 and t 3 50

10 1
Gradient 1st stage acceleration = m / s2
100 10

10 1
3rd stage deceleration = m / s2
50 5

## 2. Vertical motion under gravity

The assumption here will be that the motion is unrestricted, so that the constant
acceleration formulae can be used with g usually given as having magnitude 9.8 m/s2
Example A ball is thrown vertically upwards with speed 14.7 m/s from a platform
19.6m above level ground. Find the time for the ball to reach the ground (g =
9.8 m/s2) State any assumption that you make.

## Notice here how the displacement is

14.7m/s
shown from the platform downwards
2
9.8m/s
and NOT from ground upwards. This is
very important.
19.6m

1 2 1
s ut at 19.6 14.7t 9.8t 2
2 2

t 2 3t 4 0
t 1t 3 0

t 3s

## Probability Distribution Binomial

The binomial random variable X is where the probability of success remains constant from
trial to trial say p. Therefore the probability of failure is q where = 1 . When the
trial is repeated for n trials then a probability can be found using the following formula.

P X r n Cr p r q nr where = 1,2,3,4, .

Example
When a drawing pin is thrown onto a table, the probability that it will fall point upwards is
0.2. Ten drawing pins in a packet are thrown onto a table, work out the probability that
(i) All land point down
(ii) Exactly three land point up
(iii) Less than two land point up.
= 0.2, = 0.8
(i) P(all land point down) = 0.8010 0.107

## 120 0.2 3 0.87 0.201

(iii) P(less than two land point up) = P X 2 P X 0 P X 1

0.375