# A-Level Further Mathematics for Year 12 - Course 2

This course by Imperial College London is designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in your A-level further maths exams.

You will investigate key topic areas to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques that you can apply throughout your A-level study. These skills include:

Fluency – selecting and applying correct methods to answer with speed and efficiency

Confidence – critically assessing mathematical methods and investigating ways to apply them

Problem solving – analysing the ‘unfamiliar’ and identifying which skills and techniques you require to answer questions

Constructing mathematical argument – using mathematical tools such as diagrams, graphs, logical deduction, mathematical symbols, mathematical language, construct mathematical argument and present precisely to others

Deep reasoning – analysing and critiquing mathematical techniques, arguments, formulae and proofs to comprehend how they can be applied

Over eight modules, you will be introduced:

The determinant and inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix

Mathematical induction

Differentiation and integration methods and some of their applications

Maclaurin series

DeMoivre’s Theorem for complex numbers and their applications

Polar coordinates and sketching polar curves

Hyperbolic functions

Your initial skillset will be extended to give a clear understanding of how background knowledge underpins the A-level further mathematics course. You’ll also, be encouraged to consider how what you know fits into the wider mathematical world.

What you'll learn

• Confidence – critically assessing mathematical methods and investigating ways to apply them
• Problem solving – analysing the ‘unfamiliar’ and identifying which skills and techniques you require to answer questions
• Constructing mathematical argument – using mathematical tools such as diagrams, graphs, logical deduction, mathematical symbols, mathematical language, construct mathematical argument and present precisely to others
• Deep reasoning – analysing and critiquing mathematical techniques, arguments, formulae and proofs to comprehend how they can be applied
• Mathematical induction
• Differentiation and integration methods and some of their applications
• Maclaurin series
• DeMoivre’s Theorem for complex numbers and their applications
• Polar coordinates and sketching polar curves
• Hyperbolic functions
• Moving in to three dimensions
• Conventions for matrices in 3D
• The determinant of a 3 x 3 matrix and its geometrical interpretation
• Determinant properties
• Factorising a determinant
• Transformations using 3 x 3 matrices
• The inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix
• The principle behind mathematical induction and the structure of proof by induction
• Proving divisibility by induction
• Proving matrix results by induction
• The chain rule
• The product rule and the quotient rule
• Differentiation of reciprocal and inverse trigonometric functions
• Integrating trigonometric functions
• Integrating functions that lead to inverse trigonometric integrals
• Integration by inspection
• Integration using trigonometric identities
• Volumes of revolution
• The mean of a function
• Expressing functions as polynomial series from first principles
• Maclaurin series
• De Moivre's theorem and it's proof
• Using de Moivre’s Theorem to establish trigonometrical results
• De Moivre’s Theorem and complex exponents
• Defining position using polar coordinates
• Sketching polar curves
• Cartesian to polar form and polar to Cartesian form
• Defining hyperbolic functions
• Graphs of hyperbolic functions
• Calculations with hyperbolic functions
• Inverse hyperbolic functions

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