## A level maths tips

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• How to find the Centre of Mass of a framework
on Nov 12, 2015 in Mechanics
Centres of masses in Mechanics is an important topic which when using this simple method will be very easily understood.A framework is an object where it can be described as 'hollow' where there is no inside to the object and that there is only 'wire...
• Types of Infinity
on Sep 29, 2015 in General Tricks
Infinity, cannot be treated as a number, but rather a concept in the sense that it is without any limit. Georg Cantor a famous Mathematician used sets to show how some infinities are larger than others. He did this by showing how a bijection cannot b...
• Finding the inverse of a function
on Jun 28, 2015 in Core Maths
A function is  a special mapping where every element from set A (the domain) is mapped exactly to one element in set B (the range).Domain refers to the x values that the function occupies, and range referring to the y values. For example: A func...
• Exams Approaching - Revision Tips
on Apr 4, 2015 in General Tricks
1. Don't overdo it;The best way is to plan your time efficiently and go for a mix between quality and quantity.2. Everyone revises differentYou need to find the way that revision best suits you; whether it be mind maps, or spider diagrams. Don't worr...
• Checking Validity of Functions and Inverse Functions
on Mar 19, 2015 in Core Maths
Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether or not a graph or equation is a valid function or not. Here are some simple steps to checking this:Horizontal line test: If a straight line can be drawn horizontally that crosses the graph in two places, then...
• Long Division VS Remainder Theorem
on Mar 6, 2015 in Core Maths
Both methods may be used to divide polynomials by a factor such as (x-3), however take different steps in reaching the end goal.Long DivisionAs shown, the factor (x-3) is multiplied by a term to create a new expression that can be subtracted from the...
• Mathematical Proof By Induction
on Feb 28, 2015 in Further Maths
Proof by induction is just one type of mathematical proof that follows a main method:1) BASIS:Prove the general statement is true for n = 12) ASSUMPTION:Assume the general statement is true for n = k3) INDUCTIVE:Show that the general statement is the...
on Feb 14, 2015 in My Maths
A few weeks ago I attended the Cambridge CUSU Shadowing Scheme, which allowed me to stay at Kings College Cambridge for 3 days, where I would sit, eat, study and socialise with the current undergraduates at the College.Obviously I shadowed Mathematic...
• A Level Maths Lecture - Dr Piers Bursill-Hall
on Feb 11, 2015 in My Maths
Earlier today, I attended a very interesting A Level Maths Lecture with the speakers Dr Piers Bursill-Hall The talks were very interesting and gave a wide range of insights into the uses and application of mathematics; from how the Heliocentric Model...
• A Level Maths Lecture - Marcus du Sautoy
on Feb 4, 2015 in My Maths
Marcus du Sautoy,An Oxford Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Professor of Mathematics and co-host of the TV show "School of Hard Sums".Having already purchased some of his books, "Does God play dice" and "Finding Moonshine", I have f...