# Not a C Minus

Not a C Minus is a comprehensive study aid for senior high school Mathematics. It covers topics such as calculus, probability, finance and trigonometry, and uses a conversational, informal teaching style. Every topic is explained in detail, with sample questions and worked solutions.

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Not a C Minus is a comprehensive study aid for senior high school Mathematics. It covers topics such as calculus, probability, finance and trigonometry, and uses a conversational, informal teaching style. Every topic is explained in detail, with sample questions and worked solutions. Not a C Minus also contains all the practical tips, tricks, and advice picked up by myself, my fellow students, and the students I've tutored over the years. More than 4000 students and their parents have bought Not a C Minus. Whether you're a current high school student, a parent, an adult going back to further study, a teacher or a tutor, Not a C Minus can help you, your children, or your students with Mathematics.

Here is a list of the topics covered in Not a C Minus:

Preface

The Quadratic Formula

Solving By Factorizing

Picking The 'Correct' Solution

Quadratic Equation Summary

Plotting Quadratic Functions

Solving By Completing The Square

Turning Recurring Decimals Into Fractions

Indices

Logarithms

Logarithm Laws

Change Of Base Theorem

Rates Of Change

Derivatives

Differentiation Rules

The Chain Rule

The Product Rule

The Quotient Rule

Solving Polynomial Equations

General Approach To Solving Polynomials

Trigonometry

Working Out Which Side Is Which

Finding The Area Of A Triangle

The Cosine Rule

The Sine Rule

Problems With The Sine Rule

The Unit Circle

Exact Trigonometric Ratios

Finance And Interest

Common Terms

Effective Interest Rates

Present And Future Values

Depreciationstraight-Line Depreciation

Diminishing-Value Method

Scrap Value

Annuities

Present Values Of Annuities

Solving Simultaneous Equations

The Elimination Method

The Substitution Method

Solving Three Or More Simultaneous Equations

Integration

The Constant Of Integration

Integration Rules

Some Physical Meanings Of Integration

Integration And Graphs

Curves That Pass Below The X-Axis

Calculating Areas Between Curves

Numerical Integration Methods

Riemann Sums

Trapezoidal Rule

General Points For Both Rules

Probability

Relative Frequency

Probabilities

Tree Diagrams

Mutually Exclusive Events

Addition Rule

Probability Distributions

Binomial Distributions

Pascal'S Triangle

Solving Dy/Dx = Ky

Approximate Derivatives

Hypothesis Testing

Bias In Sampling

Hypothesis Testing

Level Of Significance

The Sign Test

Small Sample Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing On Large Sample Sizes

Small Sample Confidence Intervals

Upper Confidence Limits

Lower Confidence Limits

Large Sample Confidence Intervals

Plotting Periodic Functions

Amplitude Transformations

Sideways Movement

Horizontal Squashing/Stretching

Vertical Displacements

Sign Changes

Putting It All Together

Sketching Graphs

X-Axis Intercepts

Y-Axis Intercept

Local Maxima And Minima

Points Of Horizontal Inflection

Points Of Inflection

Stationary Points

Critical Points

Asymptotes And Discontinuous Graphs

Plotting More Complicated Asymptote Functions

General Tips For Tests

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