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Degree: MSci Mathematics (Masters) - University College London University

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Hi!

My name is Pantelis and I am a 4th year student at University College London, in my favorite subject which is Mathematics.

Having already faced the problems of not understanding what the lecturer means, feeling shy to ask for additional info, not knowing who to ask for extra help, I fully appreciate the help and the great difference a good tutor can make to a student’s life.

Tailored to match each student’s personal needs and interests, my tutorials will additionally provide you with the methods and techniques I have personally used, to achieve top grades. The exact same ones I used to complete my Further Mathematics A-level in just 4 months with Grade ‘A’.

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Depending on your own specific needs, tutorial sessions may include going over the entire material covered at school, concentrating on specific parts you struggle with or looking at and solving exam paper questions.

Maths and Physics are considered difficult subjects and in addition, depending on the Examination Board, exam papers can be a different game in itself.

To assist you in this area, I will demonstrate and make sure you understand:

How past papers are marked

What the raw mark to UMS conversion is

How 2-3 marks lost due to careless mistakes can lead to a lower grade

Which parts of the material are most likely to come up in the exam

How to use mind maps and flash cards to revise for the exam

How to structure your answers for maximum marks

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Maths A Level £20 /hr
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Express (3x^2 - 3x - 2)/(x-1)(x-2) in partial fractions

Step 1: When asked to exrpess something in partial fractions, we first compare the power of the numerator to the power of the denominator. In our case we have that the power of quadratic equation in the numerator is equal to 2, while the power of the denominator is  (x-1)(x-2) = x2 - 3x +2  ...

Step 1:

When asked to exrpess something in partial fractions, we first compare the power of the numerator to the power of the denominator.

In our case we have that the power of quadratic equation in the numerator is equal to 2, while the power of the denominator is 

(x-1)(x-2) = x- 3x +2 

which is equal to 2 as well.

Step 2:

Now we devide the numerator by the denominator.

Using long division we get that

(3x2 - 3x - 2)/(x-1)(x-2) = 3 + (6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2)

Step 3:

The next step is express (6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2) as a partial fraction

(6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2) = (6x-8)/(x-1)(x-2) 

(6x-8)/(x-1)(x-2) = A/x-1 + B/x-2

Step 4:

Now we multiply both the LHS and the RHS by (x-1)(x-2) because this leads to a common denominator.

6x - 8 = A(x-2) + B(x-1)

Now we have to use two different values for x, such that in the first instance B=0, and in the second instance,  A=0

Hence, when x=1,

6(1) - 8 = A(1-2) + B(1-1)

6 - 8 = -A + 0

-2 = - A

A = 2

When x=2

6(2) - 8 = A(2-2) + B(2-1)

12 - 8 = 0 + B

B = 4

Step 5:

Now going back to our original equation,

(3x2 - 3x - 2)/(x-1)(x-2) = 3 + (6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2)

 3 + (6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2) = 3 +  A/x-1 + B/x-2

and using A=2 , B=4 we get

3 + (6x-8)/(x- 3x + 2) = 3 +  2/x-1 + 4/x-2

Hence, our desired result is

(3x2 - 3x - 2)/(x-1)(x-2) =  3 +  2/x-1 + 4/x-2

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Find the equation of the normal line at the point H, where θ= π/6, on the curve with equations x=3sinθ and y=5cosθ

Step 1: We begin solving this problem by finding the gradient of the tangent line at H, which is equal to dy/dx. In this case, our curve has equations  x = 3sinθ and y= 5cosθ. Now, we differentiate x and y with respect to θ dx/dθ = 3cosθ  dy/dθ = -5sinθ Using the chain rule we get dy/dx =...

Step 1:

We begin solving this problem by finding the gradient of the tangent line at H, which is equal to dy/dx.

In this case, our curve has equations  x = 3sinθ and y= 5cosθ.

Now, we differentiate x and y with respect to θ

dx/dθ = 3cosθ 

dy/dθ = -5sinθ

Using the chain rule we get

dy/dx = dy/dθ * dθ/dx

dy/dx = -5sinθ/3cosθ

Now using that at the point H, θ= π/6

dy/dx = -5sin(π/6)/3cos(π/6)

dy/dx = -5(1/2)/3(31/2/2)

dy/dx = -5/3(31/2)

Step 2:

The gradient of the normal line is equal to - 1/M, where M is the gradient of the tangent line at the point H where θ= π/6.

Hence the gradient of the normal line is 3(31/2)/5

Step 3:

Now the general formula for the equation of a line at (X,Y) is y - Y = M(x - X)

In our case we have that, θ= π/6, hence

x=3sin(π/6)= 3/2    and

y=5cos(π/6)= 5(31/2)/2

Hence the equation of the normal line is,

y - 5(31/2)/2 = 3(31/2)/5(x - 3/2 )

y - 5(31/2)/2 =3(31/2)x/5 - 9(31/2)/10

Multiplying out every term by 10, we are left with

10y - 25(31/2) =6(31/2)x - 9(31/2)

10y=6(31/2)x + 16(31/2)

5y=3(31/2)x + 8(31/2)

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Find the roots of the quadratic equation, x^2 - 8x + 24 = 0, by completing the square.

Step 1: The fisrt step is to use the following formula when asked to complete the square, ( x + (b/2) )2 - (b/2)2 + c = 0 Step 2 In our case, b=8,c=24 Hence our equation, x2 - 8x + 24= 0 becomes  (x + (-8/2) )2 - (-8/2)2 + 24 = 0 which is equal to (x - 4 )2 - (4)2 + 24 = 0 (x - 4 )2 -...

Step 1:

The fisrt step is to use the following formula when asked to complete the square,

( x + (b/2) )2 - (b/2)2 + c = 0

Step 2

In our case, b=8,c=24

Hence our equation,

x2 - 8x + 24= 0

becomes 

(x + (-8/2) )2 - (-8/2)2 + 24 = 0

which is equal to

(x - 4 )2 - (4)2 + 24 = 0

(x - 4 )2 - 16 + 24 = 0

(x - 4 )2 + 8 = 0

Step 3:

Now we take 8 to the RHS, as this will allow us to take the square root of both sides.

(x - 4 )2 = -8

(x - 4 ) = +/- (-8)1/2

x = 4 +/- (-8)1/2

Hence the roots of x2 - 8x + 24= 0 are

x = 4 + (-8)1/2  and x = 4 - (-8)1/2

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