2013 A-level H2 Mathematics (9740) Paper 2 Question 3 Suggested Solutions

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(i)
f(x) = \mathrm{ln} (1+2sinx)

f'(x) = \frac{2cosx}{1+2sinx}

f''(x) = \frac{-2sinx(1+2sinx)- 2cosx(2cosx)}{(1+2sinx)^{2}}

= \frac{-2sinx-4sin^{2}x- 4cos^{2}x}{(1+2sinx)^{2}}

= \frac{-2sinx-4}{(1+2sinx)^{2}}

f \prime \prime \prime (x) = \frac{[-2cosx(1+2sinx)^{2} - (-2sinx -4)(1+2sinx)(2)(2cosx)]}{(1+2sinx)^{4}}

f(0) = 0

f'(0) = 2

f''(0) = -4

f \prime \prime \prime (0) = 14

\therefore,~ f(x) = 2x - 2x^{2} +\frac{7}{3} x^{3} + \ldots

(ii)
Using the series in MF15,
e^{ax} sin nx = (1+ ax + \frac{a^{2}x^{2}}{2!}+ \ldots)(nx - \frac{n^{3}x^{3}}{3!}+ \ldots)

e^{ax} sin nx = nx - \frac{n^{3}x^{3}}{6}+ anx^{2} + \frac{a^{2}nx^{3}}{2} + \ldots)

\therefore, n = 2, an = -2 \Rightarrow a = -1

Third non-zero term = [- \frac{2^{3}}{6}+ \frac{(-1)^{2}(2)}{2}]x^{3} = -\frac{8}{6} + 1 = -\frac{1}{3}x^{3}

KS Comments:

Student can be quite careless here. Also, they should know when to use which MF15 formula appropriately.

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