Updated edition to match the new A level specs taught from September 2015. Written by senior examiners, this full-colour course companion will help students develop a thorough understanding of the essential mathematical skills required in A Level Physics.

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- Helps students understand how and why mathematical formulae work in physics and gives them the techniques they need to answer the range of exam questions effectively

- Provides lots of practical advice, exemplified by numerous physics questions, on how students can build their all-important mathematical understanding which is of great importance in the new A Level Physics exams

- Topic-based content starts from basic fundamentals and slowly builds skills and understanding, using physics problems as the key worked examples throughout

- Includes new content on sinusoidal functions, complicated graphs and complex numbers

- Detailed explanations within numerous worked examples help students understand the thinking behind each mathematical technique and how and when to use them

- Numerous test yourself questions provide plenty of practice and skill reinforcement

- Data exercises provide practice in using techniques to handle data and plot results

- Quickfire quizzes rapidly reinforce skills and understanding as a topic progresses

- Pointers provide hints for refining exam technique and avoiding common mistakes

- The material has been mapped against the mathematical requirements criteria for all A Level Physics courses from AQA, Pearson, OCR and WJEC, CCEA, the International Baccalaureate, the Oxford University Physics Aptitude Test and the Cambridge Pre-U

Contents:

Introduction
Maths: Physics content Map
How to use this book

Quantities, Units and Dimensions

Basic Algebra

Further Algebra

Indices and Logarithms

Geometry and Trigonometry

Graphs

Vectors

Oscillations

Fields

Calculus

Differential Equations

Complex Numbers

Miscellaneous Proofs and Derivations

Quickfire Answers

About the authors:

Gareth Kelly CPhys, MinstP, took a diploma in Ionospheric Physics before becoming a secondary school teacher and taught Physics at Penglais Comprehensive School, Aberystwyth for 26 years. He has been involved with A Level and GCSE Physics and Electronics for a major awarding body for almost ten years.

Nigel Wood is an experienced Chief Examiner in A Level Physics for a major awarding body, and was formerly Head of Physics at Dulwich College, London.