## Thursday, 5 January 2012

### C2 - Introduction

C2 is the second module, of the Alevel Maths which is core. It is in my opinion the hardest module of AS, for Edexcel, it is one of the longer modules of the whole course.The topics are :

Edexcel
1. Algebra and Functions - Algebraic Division, Factor Theorem, Remainder Theorem.
2. Coordinate Geometry - Equation of Circle, Use of certain circle properties
3. Sequences and Series - Geometric Series {Sum of a g. series, Sum to infinity, Proof of sum formula}, Binomial Expansion for (1+x)^n and (a+b) ^n.
4. Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Rule, Area of Triangle, Radians, Arc length, area of a sector and segment, Sin,Cos and Tan Graphs, Use of Trig. Identities, Solving simple equations.
5. Exponentials and Logarithms - y=a* and the graph, Laws of Logarithms and Change of base formula.
6. Differentiation - Maxima and Minima problems, Stationery points, Increasing and Decreasing Functions.
7. Integration - Definite Integrals, Area under a curve is a definite integral, Trapezium Rule, Area bounded between a curve and line.
AQA

1. Algebra and Functions - Laws of Indices, Simple transformations on graphs
2. Sequences and Series - Arithmetic series {nth term, Sum of a. series}, Geometric series {Sum of finite g. series, sum to infinity}, Binomial Expansion (1+x)^n.
3. Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Rule, Area of Triangle, Radians, Arc length, area of a sector and segment, Sin,Cos and Tan Graphs, Use of Trig. Identities, Solving simple equations.
4.  Exponentials and Logarithms - y=a* and the graph, Laws of Logarithms and Change of base formula.
5. Differentiation - Differentiate functions of form x^n. where n is a rational number.
6.  Integration - Integration of functions of form x^n, Trapezium Rule
OCR

1. Algebra - Factor theorem, Remainder theorem, algebraic division, a* graph, laws of logarithms, change of base of logs, and solving log equations.
2. Sequences and Series - Sigma Notation, Arithmetic & Geometric Series, Sum of arithmetic and geometric series, sum to infinity, Binomial Expansion.
3. Trigonometry - Sine and Cosine Rule, Area of Triangle, Radians, Arc length, area of a sector and segment, Sin,Cos and Tan Graphs, Use of Trig. Identities, Solving simple equations.
4.  Integration - Indefinite Integration, Evaluation of definite integrals, Finding area of a region bounded by a curve and line,. Trapezium Rule.

There is alot of new content, and alot which is expanded from the topics learnt in C1. To Achieve a top grade, you should ensure you can apply everything used in C1, these modules are synoptic, and they can ask you a c1 question in c2, or ask a question which relates to c1 content.

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