What is the syllabus for Mathematics in NDA&NA exam?

Details on the topics to be studied for Mathematics

Created On: Apr 26, 2011 12:55 IST QnA : NDA&NA Exams

A: The code for Maths paper in NDA and NA exam is 001 and the maximum marks allotted for the same are 300. The syllabus for this subject is as follows-

1. ALGEBRA
Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws. Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation, Representation of real numbers on a line, Complex numbers - basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity, binary system of numbers, conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients, Solution of linear in-equations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.

2. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS
Types of matrices, operations on matrices, determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants, adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications - Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer's rule and by Matrix Method.

3. TRIGONOMETRY
Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians, Trigonometrical ratios, Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae, Multiple and Sub-multiple angles, Inverse trigonometric functions, Applications- Height and distance, properties of triangles.

4. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS
Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system, Distance formula, Equation of a line in various forms, Angle between two lines, Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form, Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic, Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios, Equation of a plane and a line in various forms, Angle between two lines and angle between two planes, Equation of a sphere.

5. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS
Concept of a real valued function - domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits- examples. Continuity of functions- examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions, Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative – applications, Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives, Increasing and decreasing functions, Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

6. INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions, Evaluation of definite integrals - determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves – applications, Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples, General and particular solution of a differential equations, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types – examples, Application in problems of growth and decay.

7. VECTOR ALGEBRA
Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude, and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors, Vector product or cross product of two vectors, Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.

8. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY

Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution - examples. Graphical representation - Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon – examples, Measures of Central tendency - Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation - determination and comparison, Correlation and regression.

Probability: Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events.

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