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STEP 2 Calculus


This module introduces you to STEP 2 questions which involve Calculus.

This STEP 2 module consists of 5 STEP questions, some topic notes and useful formulae, a "hints" sheet and a "solutions" booklet.

STEP questions are challenging, so don't worry if you get stuck. These STEP 2 modules assume that you have already begun to develop your problem-solving skills and approach to STEP questions by working on the Foundation modules. You can also ask for support, help and hints on the STEP Support discussion forum.

About this assignment

Many STEP 2 questions will expect you to be fluent with A-Level Calculus techniques, even if they do not look like "Calculus questions" at first glance. Using Calculus to find maxima and minima is a particularly widespread technique.

There are 5 questions in this assignment: Question 5 is a STEP 1 question which tests the same ideas as Question 4 - you can use this as a warm up for Question 4 if you so wish.

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