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1. (Original post by PhyM23)
From Edexcel:

C3

Chapters 1, 3 and 4 ( it is also helpful to learn as many trig identities as possible because you may need them for integration/differentiation. E.g to integrate cos2x, you have to rewrite it as [cos(2x)+1]/2 etc.)

C4

Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 5 (I don't think volume of revolution will be required, but it is really easy as you just sub numbers into a formula)

Here is the spec. Look at pages 31-42 for C3 and C4

https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...hs_Issue_3.pdf
here:
"No, you don't have to learn all of those.

Following is the link on what you should learn. Make sure to ignore (if you wish) the sections you don't need.
Page 1 : Learn all of it.
Page 2 : Ignore half angle, sum and difference, product to sum, sum to product formulas.
Page 3 : Learn the circle.
Page 4 : Ignore Mollweide's formula and Law of tangents.

http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/pdf/Trig_Cheat_Sheet.pdf

"Find the topics mentioned here and study only those first."
here:
"No, you don't have to learn all of those.

Following is the link on what you should learn. Make sure to ignore (if you wish) the sections you don't need.
Page 1 : Learn all of it.
Page 2 : Ignore half angle, sum and difference, product to sum, sum to product formulas.
Page 3 : Learn the circle.
Page 4 : Ignore Mollweide's formula and Law of tangents.

http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/pdf/Trig_Cheat_Sheet.pdf

"Find the topics mentioned here and study only those first."
I totally agree with that list

Just for the record, a lot of trig identities can be derived from a single identity. E.g. using sin2x + cos2x =1, you can divide by cos2x to get tan2x + 1 = sec2x , or by sin2x to get 1 + cot2x = cosec2x.
Anyone have some links to some good geometry quetions like the one that appeared recently in one of the papers for 6 marks i believe
Yeah
(Original post by tangotangopapa2)
I am out atm. I will try to compile the problems asa i return.

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4. thanks do you have a place for the answers
thanks do you have a place for the answers
Hmm.. I think you will find answers to most of these problems at physicsandmathstutor website.
Just ask us where you don't understand
6. (Original post by PhyM23)
From Edexcel:

C3

Chapters 1, 3 and 4 ( it is also helpful to learn as many trig identities as possible because you may need them for integration/differentiation. E.g to integrate cos2x, you have to rewrite it as [cos(2x)+1]/2 etc.)

C4

Chapters 1, 3, 4 and 5 (I don't think volume of revolution will be required, but it is really easy as you just sub numbers into a formula)

Here is the spec. Look at pages 31-42 for C3 and C4

https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...hs_Issue_3.pdf
dont you think 8 would be useful too? differeniation?
dont you think 8 would be useful too? differeniation?
My chapters correspond to the specification not the textbook
8. (Original post by PhyM23)
Hey! I mean ones like this:

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You have to use a different method to solve these. You cannot simply just multiply both sides by the denominator, since it could be positive or negative. Therefore you can't know whether you should flip the sign. There are a few different methods of solving this type. You may also wish to look at modulus inequalities as well like this -

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You must also look at graph sketching for rational functions. Here are some great questions to test yourself on -

There are things you have to teach yourself, but that's what uni is all about! But teaching yourself's fun anyway!

Hope this helps
Definitely helped! So much to learn over summer and the excitement is real
Thank you!
9. (Original post by kj5576)
Definitely helped! So much to learn over summer and the excitement is real
Thank you!
I'm glad! There is a lot to learn, but as you say it is an incredibly exciting time for you

You're welcome
10. (Original post by PhyM23)
I'm glad! There is a lot to learn, but as you say it is an incredibly exciting time for you

You're welcome
finished revisiing c3 differeniation what do youthink should be next
finished revisiing c3 differeniation what do youthink should be next
I would look at C4 integration now
12. (Original post by PhyM23)
I would look at C4 integration now
I only know 2-3 c3 identities could I still integrate
I only know 2-3 c3 identities could I still integrate
You need the double angle formulae to convert from powers to cos2x and sin2x etc. You also need these:

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14. (Original post by PhyM23)
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How is your preparation going on?

I was going through maths section of past papers and I was making way too many silly mistakes. I know it is silly to ask but do you have any tips on keeping silly mistakes at bay?
15. (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
How is your preparation going on?

I was going through maths section of past papers and I was making way too many silly mistakes. I know it is silly to ask but do you have any tips on keeping silly mistakes at bay?
Preparation for the PAT or uni preparation? I sat the PAT last year

Hmm I guess the best way is just to carry on practising. The more questions you do the lower the probability you'll make stupid mistakes as you'll be much better at the topics. Because of this a silly mistake will jump out right at you.
16. (Original post by PhyM23)
Preparation for the PAT or uni preparation? I sat the PAT last year
So, you won't be sitting for PAT this year, huh?
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17. (Original post by tangotangopapa2)
So, you won't be sitting for PAT this year, huh?
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Nope. Just here to help

To be honest I've been taking advantage of my free time and have been relaxing recently. The preparation will resume soon though!
18. (Original post by PhyM23)
Nope. Just here to help

To be honest I've been taking advantage of my free time and have been relaxing recently. The preparation will resume soon though!

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19. (Original post by tangotangopapa2)

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You're very welcome
20. How's the prep going guys?

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