Re: Maths
My DoS says no breakdowns until tomorrow, so the only way to find out at this stage is to prod an examiner...
quoted for attention...it's at senate house 9:00am today, right?


by squeezebox
24062011

in Cambridge Courses

Peterhouse May Ball Ticket
I have a spare...so if you want it, PM me.


by squeezebox
07062009

in University of Cambridge

Re: Cambridge Maths Tripos Exams
Hmmm hmmm, perhaps it was not a good idea to put off Dynamics until now.
Either that, or I'm being stupid. How does one get from
\displaystyle \left^4 \frac{d\theta}{dt} = \frac{h}{{r_0}^2}
and
\displaystyle r = r_0 \left( \sec \frac{1}{2}\theta \ri…


by squeezebox
31052009

in Maths Exams

Re: The Cambridge Chat Thread
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8066968.stm
get in there whilst the defence is slightly weaker. :ninja:


by squeezebox
26052009

in University of Cambridge

Re: damn wronskians
You've integrated, so remember you need a constant of integration::
\frac{dW}{W} = (q/p)dx \rightarrow logW = \frac{p}{q} + log(k) where logk is just an arbitrary constant. Rearranging this yets you the answer.


by squeezebox
09042009

in Maths

Re: The Cambridge Chat Thread
We're told there is a thing shaped like a CD (though the hole might be offcentre) suspended on a rod which goes through the hole. Then it says 'Show the period of small oscillations is...' What the hell? With no information about anything? Screw you…


by squeezebox
09042009

in University of Cambridge

Re: Kernel of a Homomorphism
Yes, that is correct.


by squeezebox
06042009

in Maths

Re: The big fat STEP megathread (NOT for getting help with maths questions)
Done. :) Is there anything else I need to do to it?


by squeezebox
28032009

in Maths Exams

Re: The big fat STEP megathread (NOT for getting help with maths questions)
Will do. :) I don't have the paper anymore, but I think swayum posted a link in here containing


by squeezebox
28032009

in Maths Exams

Re: The big fat STEP megathread (NOT for getting help with maths questions)
(http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?p=11064748&highlight=step+1989#post11064748) was started last year which never seemed to get linked in here. There are quite a few questions


by squeezebox
28032009

in Maths Exams

Re: The Cambridge Chat Thread
Ha ha, I started to type: Cambridge pr..., into the google tool bar and "Cambridge prostitute" came up before prospectus.


by squeezebox
14032009

in University of Cambridge

Re: What were your STEP requirements to study Maths
Have people already notified UCAS of adding STEP 2 and 3 to the exams to be taken, is this required?
I didn't last year, and I very much doubt it'll be different this year.


by squeezebox
23022009

in University of Cambridge

Re: How did they get from one step to the other?
It's the product rule 'in reverse'. e^{x}\frac{dy}{dx}  e^{x}y = e^{x}\frac{dy}{dx} + y\frac{d}{dx}(e^{x})


by squeezebox
19122008

in Maths

Re: Billy's (modestly sized) fourth term "help!" thread
I'm not sure what you mean by h_i and h_j...?
My problem is the usual definition of linear, which is that f is linear if f(ax + by) = af(x) + bf(y). I don't see how this extends to any obvious definition of 'quadratic'. Take my lecturer's example: l…


by squeezebox
16122008

in Maths

Re: Cheap Mechanics book
Bostock and Chandler books have lots of exercises: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MathematicsMechanicsProbabilityLBostock/dp/0859501418/ref=pd_sim_b_2/27687029629373068  dirt cheap if you buy them used. There is another further mechanics and probabil…


by squeezebox
07122008

in Maths

Re: Help! i may have messed up my cambridge application
I seriously doubt it. As I said in another post, I didn't even send it when I applied last year


by squeezebox
14112008

in University of Cambridge

Re: 'A Beautiful Mind' problem
A friend told me about a problem from the film, it might have been that one, and I think an answer was 1? I wouldn't have a clue how to find it though. What does dim mean? I've not come across that expression and google shows no results.
Dimensio…


by squeezebox
12112008

in Maths

Re: ukmthave i wasted time preparing? i want a good score,but will prep help?
I miss showers and sleep (kidding :p:)


by squeezebox
02112008

in Maths

Re: ukmthave i wasted time preparing? i want a good score,but will prep help?
post below :p:


by squeezebox
02112008

in Maths

Re: ukmthave i wasted time preparing? i want a good score,but will prep help?
Snap completely:P
Though I doubt I'll finish Diff Eqs 2 before doing N+S 2.
Lol. My N&S is in for thursday and V&M 2 this morning (I finished it 5 mins before the deadline. oops.)


by squeezebox
02112008

in Maths

Re: ukmthave i wasted time preparing? i want a good score,but will prep help?
I thought that too but I ended up getting 7/10 on the BMO2 geometry question in 2008, and I've solved IMO level geometry questions before. Once you've done a few you'll see that they're all very similar. Geometry is nice because there aren't actually…


by squeezebox
02112008

in Maths

Re: St Catharine's
I'm curious now! How come you didn't fill it in?
EDIT: Oh, do you mean the additional personal statement rather than the whole SAQ? Lol.
lol yeah, the additional statement. Not doing the SAQ would be a problem! :p:


by squeezebox
15102008

in Cambridge Colleges

Re: St Catharine's
Don't worry too much about that thing; I didn't fill it in and I'm here....


by squeezebox
15102008

in Cambridge Colleges

Re: New Freshers Discussion Mk II
I'm willing to bet good money that it was better than the hospital food I had
For a minute there I thought you were commenting on the quality of the college food you ate, but after some facebook stalking: what happened!? :hugs: I wondered why I could…


by squeezebox
15102008

in University of Cambridge

Re: New Freshers Discussion Mk II
I'm not ill. Why am I not ill? I feel all left out now :(
You really, really don't! This is the worst I've ever felt for years; I stayed in bed all yesterday afternoon and the afternoon before, after I had dragged myself to lectures in the morning. :…


by squeezebox
15102008

in University of Cambridge
