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# Mathematical Requirements

AQA expect all students to have developed certain mathematical skills before beginning and AS and A2 Physics. It is expected that have acquired competence in the following areas of mathematics in order for you to be able to progress through the course. If you feel there are areas that need work, you will see links in the table to online workbooks and quizzes to assist you. You will also see references to these as you move through the course book. When you registered for this course, you should have received log-in information for www.mangahigh.com. If you haven’t received this information, please contact your tutor. When you log-in to mangahigh, you will find a series of challenges. These are all relevant to AS and A2 Physics. The table below indicates which skills they relate to. I’ve added page numbers to help you find them. Any section highlighted in red is A2 only. Topic Arithmetic and computation Candidates should be able to: recognise and use expressions in decimal and standard form Mangahigh Challenges Change between standard form and ordinary numbers
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use ratios, fractions and percentages

Solve problems using standard form Ratios Working with ratios Write one number as a fraction of another Find a fraction of an amount Reciprocals Find one amount as a percentage of another calculator Find percentages – calculator

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<.ac.uk/math s/resources/PDFLaTeX/units. substitute numerical values into algebraic equations using appropriate units for physical quantities Find the mean Direct proportion Inequalities Solve equations by rearranging 61 See Units exercises below 39 31 30 Metric Units Units of area and volume Substitute whole numbers into algebra Substitute whole numbers into algebra using indices Substitute positive and negatives into algebra using indices 53 54 19 20 21 Appropriate units http://www. integer and fractional indices. logex use calculators to handle sin x.ac.ac. tan x when x is expressed in degrees or radians use an appropriate number of significant figures Round using significant figures 16 http://www. >>.uk/res ources/leaflets/mathcentre/mech anics/mc-web-mech1-2-2009.uk/schools/gc sebitesize/maths/number/rounde stimaterev1.pdf Changing Units http://www. x.ac. ~ change the subject of an equation by manipulation of the terms. negative.tech. <<.Handling Data use calculators to find and use: xn. >.nln.shtml http://go.bbc. 1/x.uk/math s/resources/PDFLaTeX/conv_un its.mathcentre.plym.tech.plym. cos x. α.co.uk/?req=%7B3D 8EC856-14B7-4AD7-9C347B43A9D7394D%7D Algebra find arithmetic means make order of magnitude calculations understand and use the symbols:=.pdf . ex. including positive. log10x.pdf http://www.

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tech.ac.pdf http://go.uk/?req=%7B311 0A111-FB0B-45FA-92F965ABDB3FDB34%7D Application of differentiation to find tangents and normals http://www.nln.ac.uk/topi cs/integration/reversedifferentiation/?audience=studen ts Application of integration to find areas and volumes .nln.nln.plym.uk/?req=%7BDB E83622-9A1A-4747-87E19ED35FB3D9F9%7D understand the possible physical significance of the area between a curve and the x-axis and be able to calculate it or measure it by counting squares as appropriate Integration http://www.ac.ac.mathcentre.ac.mathcentre.uk/?req=%7B0B DDDA16-7261-4A59-9050EDB084A8D4BE%7D http://go.uk/math s/resources/PDFLaTeX/intro_diff .uk/topi cs/differentiation/tangents/ http://go.determine the slope and intercept of a Find the equation of a line linear graph from a graph draw and use the slope of the tangent to a curve as a measure of rate of change 35 Introduction to differentiation http://www.ac.

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.pdf understand the relationship between degrees and radians.use Pythagoras’ theorem and the angle sum of a triangle Volume of a Cylinder Lengths and areas with circles and triangles Segment Area Arc Length Angles in Triangles Pythagoras Theorem Use Pythagoras to find the hypotenuse Use Pythagoras theorem to find the length of a shorter side Trigonometry ratios Use Trigonometry to find angles Use Trigonometry to find lengths 52 3 50 49 9 2 57 58 Pythagoras Theorem http://go.mathcentre.nln.ac.uk/res ources/Engineering%20maths% 20first%20aid%20kit/latexsource %20and%20diagrams/4_1.ac. cosines and tangents in physical problems 1 60 59 http://www.uk/?req=%7B19 FC9565-D48C-4F38-B220E65C871633F2%7D use sines.

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