Mastering Advanced Pure Mathematics by Geoff Buckwell (auth.)

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3 ex ~ ex~ 4 ยท 4 (iv) ex2 + ~ 2 cannot be evaluated immediately. However (ex+ ~) 2 = ex2 + 2ex~ + ~ 2 Rearranging, ex2 + ~2 = (ex+ ~) 2 - 2ex~ = m2-2 X~ =k (v) 3 ex + ~ suggests working out (ex + ~) 3 3 (ex+ ~) = ex 3 + 3ex2 ~ + 3ex~2 + ~ 3 3 = ex3 + ~ 3 + 3ex~(ex + ~) Hence ex3 + ~ 3 =(ex+ ~) 3 - 3ex~(ex + ~) = 3 {i) -3 X~ X~ = -649 (vi) ex4 + ~4 = (ex2)2 + (~2)2 = (ex2 + ~2f _ 2 ex2~2 = (16I)2 - 2 X (1)2 31 4 = -256 It is possible, by a technique of transforming the equation, to find a new equation where the roots are related to the roots of a given equation.

X=3x Hence: X x= or 3 Substitute this in the original equation: 3(~Y+2(~) +5=0 x2 2x 3+3+5 =0 or X 2 + 2X + 15 = 0 is the new equation. t") 1 1 H ere X =:xsox=x 3(~Y+2(~) +5 =0 Hence: 3 + 2X + 5X2 = 0 (iii) This is not quite so easy because ex and ~ appear in each new root. However, or ~ =- 2 3- Hence: ~ = ~ ( -~- ~) =- 32~- 1 and ~=~(-~-ex) =-:cx-1 that is, X= - - - 1 3x ex 2 2 X+ 1 = - 3x' 2 X=- 3(X + 1) POLYNOMIALS 35 3x 4 9(X + 1) 2 4 3(X + 1) +5=0 12- 12(X + 1) + 45(X + 1) 2 =0 2 giving 45X + 78X + 45 = 0 or 15X2 + 26X + 15 = 0 Exercise 2(dJ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , 1 Complete the square for the following quadratic equations.

If you wanted to add up the integers from 1 to 100, you could write this: 1 + 2 + 3 + ............... + 100 Most people would assume that + ...... meant 'carry on increasing the numbers by one each time'. Mathematically, however, this is not precise enough, because there are many number sequences that start 1, 2, 3, ... The following notation is used to avoid the confusion. The greek letter l: (Sigma) is used to denote 'find the sum'. 100 Hence 1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 100 = 2:::> r=l The expression r represents the rth term (T,) in the series, and the instruction above and below the sigma sign means you start at r = 1, increase r by one each time, substitute into the expression for the rth term, and add up the results until r reaches 100.

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