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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**

- How to find the determinant of a complex number without using a calculator and interpret the result geometrically.

- How to use properties of matrix determinants to simplify finding a determinant and to factorise determinants.

- How to use a 3 x 3 matrix to apply a transformation in three dimensions

- How to find the inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix without using a calculator.

- How to prove series results using mathematical induction.

- How to prove divisibility by mathematical induction.

- How to prove matrix results by using mathematical induction.

- How to use the chain, product and quotient rules for differentiation.

- How to differentiate and integrate reciprocal and inverse trigonometric functions.

- How to integrate by inspection.

- How to use trigonometric identities to integrate.

-How to use integration methods to find volumes of revolution.

- How to use integration methods to find the mean of a function.

- How to express functions as polynomial series.

- How to find a Maclaurin series.

- How to use standard Maclaurin series to define related series.

- How to use De Moivre’s Theorem.

- How to use polar coordinates to define a position in two dimensional space.

- How to sketch the graphs of functions using polar coordinates.

- How to define the hyperbolic sine and cosine of a value.

- How to sketch graphs of hyperbolic functions.

- How to differentiate and integrate hyperbolic functions.

### Syllabus

**Module 1**

Matrices - The determinant and inverse of a 3 x 3 matrix

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

**Module 2**

Mathematical induction

The principle behind mathematical induction and the structure of proof by induction

Mathematical induction and series

Proving divisibility by induction

Proving matrix results by induction

**Module 3**

Further differentiation and integration

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

**Module 4**

Applications of Integration

Volumes of revolution

The mean of a function

**Module 5**

An Introduction to Maclaurin series

Expressing functions as polynomial series from first principles

Maclaurin series

Adapting standard Maclaurin series

**Module 6**

Complex Numbers: De Moivre's Theorem and exponential form

De Moivre's theorem and it's proof

Using de Moivre’s Theorem to establish trigonometrical results

De Moivre’s Theorem and complex exponents

**Module 7**

An introduction to polar coordinates

Defining position using polar coordinates

Sketching polar curves

Cartesian to polar form and polar to Cartesian form

**Module 8**

Hyperbolic functions

Defining hyperbolic functions

Graphs of hyperbolic functions

Calculations with hyperbolic functions

Inverse hyperbolic functions

* Differentiating and integrating hyperbolic functions

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