Objectives

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Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:
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Chapter 7
Sequences and Series
Understand the definitions and notation used to describe sequences Arithmetic sequences, geometric sequences, oscillating sequences and periodic sequences.
Interpret arithmetic sequences and series Notation and sum to n terms
Interpret geometric sequences and series Notation, sum to n terms, infinite geometric series.
Chapter 8
Differentiation
Find the gradient of a curve Tangents and Chords, first principles, the gradient of a function.
Use alternative notation Standard derivatives, sums and differences of functions.
Find tangents and normals Relates back to y = mx + c in C1
Find maximum and minimum points Gradient at a turning point, increasing and decreasing functions
Find stationary points  
Find higher derivatives Using the 2nd derivative, points of inflexion
Apply differentiation Applications to business, mechanics etc
Chapter 9
Integration
Reverse differentiation Particular solutions, integrating x^n
Find the area under a curve Notation, area as the limit of a sum, definite and indefinite integrals
Find areas below the x axis  
Find the area between two curves  
Find the area between a curve and the y axis  
Use numerical integration The trapezium rule
Chapter 10
Trigonometry
Use trigonometrical functions Angles of elevation and depression, bearings, special cases, positive and negative angles, identities for sinθ, cosθ and tanθ, graphs of sine, cosine and tangent, solving equations using the graphs.
Deal with triangles without right angles The sine rule
Use the cosine rule  
Find the area of a triangle  
Understand the radian measure  
Find arc lengths and areas of sectors  
Transform trigonometrical graphs Translations, one way stretches
Chapter 11
Logarithms and Exponentials
Logarithms Laws of logarithms, graphs of logarithms, exponential functions
Model curves Relationships in the form y = kx^n, exponential relationships
Chapter 12
Further Differentiation and Integration
Differentiate more functions kx^n
Integrate more functions kx^n, differential equations