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# AQA A2 MFP3 Further Pure 3 – 18th May 2016 [Exam Discussion Thread]

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1. (Original post by xxswagmasterxx)
i will try to condense the polarquestions from legacy papers after 5 pm, tell me if anyone is interested

2. sorry, I didn't have pdf tools so it's in jpeg
3. (Original post by XxswagmasterxX)

sorry, I didn't have pdf tools so it's in jpeg
<3 Thank you, is there anyway you could send a better quality version?

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4. (Original post by JPencil)
<3 Thank you, is there anyway you could send a better quality version?

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the quality is decent when i press on it, does it not work for you? I dont reallt know how to upload otherwise
5. For limits questions, do people use "+..." or "+O(x)" ? Not sure which one i should use or if i should state what O(x) means.
6. (Original post by Qcomber)
For limits questions, do people use "+..." or "+O(x)" ? Not sure which one i should use or if i should state what O(x) means.
can you give an example?
7. (Original post by Qcomber)
For limits questions, do people use "+..." or "+O(x)" ? Not sure which one i should use or if i should state what O(x) means.
I normally put O(x^n) where n is whatever the degree of next term in sequence is.
8. (Original post by Qcomber)
For limits questions, do people use "+..." or "+O(x)" ? Not sure which one i should use or if i should state what O(x) means.
I use o(x)
I've seen it in mark scheme and also TeeEm's workbook. Tbh even if the examiner doesn't know the notation it should be quite obvious
9. (Original post by C0balt)
I use o(x)
I've seen it in mark scheme and also TeeEm's workbook. Tbh even if the examiner doesn't know the notation it should be quite obvious
Yeah I do this too (having seen it used in the mark schemes all the time). Although for people using 'O', that's wrong. It should be a little 'o': it's officially called 'little o notation' and there is in fact another thing called 'big o notation'.
10. Written solutions Swag master?
11. Just to clarify the above.

Big O ( is: for at least one choice of a constant , there exists some constant such that the inequality holds for all .

Small o () is: for every choice of a constant , you can find a constant such that the inequality for all .

Note that both O and o are sets and that the above should be written with absolute values in the relevant inequalities but it looks ugly, so I'm leaving them out.
12. [QUOTE=XxswagmasterxX;64879791]I think he meant it as a joke the second time

Hey, where's that worksheet?
13. (Original post by C0balt)
I use o(x)
I've seen it in mark scheme and also TeeEm's workbook. Tbh even if the examiner doesn't know the notation it should be quite obvious
But we can use '+...' right?
14. Has Euler's identity been used in a paper yet? What sort of question could we expect it appear in?

I've only seen it being mentioned in the FP3 textbook but never any actual questions on it in papers.
15. (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
Yeah I do this too (having seen it used in the mark schemes all the time). Although for people using 'O', that's wrong. It should be a little 'o': it's officially called 'little o notation' and there is in fact another thing called 'big o notation'.
Haha thanks I will make sure my o's are small.
16. (Original post by JME_CHG)
But we can use '+...' right?
Ofc
(Original post by Anonymoose12)
Has Euler's identity been used in a paper yet? What sort of question could we expect it appear in?

I've only seen it being proven in the FP3 textbook but never any actual questions on it.
The way it's mentioned in the spec sounds as thought we only need to know what h k1 etc all mean and be able to use the formulae
17. (Original post by C0balt)
Ofc

The way it's mentioned in the spec sounds as thought we only need to know what h k1 etc all mean and be able to use the formulae
Alright, cool. I was worried it would end up being a suprise question 7 that everyone ends up flopping. Right in between the 14 mark polar co-ordinate question 6 and the 16 mark polar co-ordinate question 8.
18. Could anyone explain Q8bii? Tried sine rule but I think it's the ambiguous case which then confuses things

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...3-QP-JUN14.PDF
19. ← the worksheet, sorry if the quality is bad
Could anyone explain Q8bii? Tried sine rule but I think it's the ambiguous case which then confuses things

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...3-QP-JUN14.PDF
There are several ways (I think like 4) to do this question but i think using sine rule is the easiest
where K is (pi - pi/6 - alpha)

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