Updated edition to match the new A level specs taught from September 2015. Written by senior examiners, this fullcolour 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 allimportant mathematical understanding which is of great importance in the new A Level Physics exams
Topicbased 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 PreU
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.
