I'm starting an undergrad. course in Mathematical Physics in September and I'm gonna want to study some extra maths in the mean time I think. I figure it might as well be something useful, so my question is basically whether or not studying the old Edexcel "pure" units would be useful/helpful come September?
I'm asking about the old pure units and not more mechanics/further pure units (I've only done M1 and FP1 at A-level o: ) or some such because these are the textbooks that I'll be able to keep. My school was getting rid of a load of old textbooks recently so I figured I might as well take a few off their hands, but I've only managed to get P1-5 so far. I'm hoping to get P6 and if I'm lucky I might be able to get some of the older application textbooks as well, but I really don't know.
So yeah, would studying this stuff be a good idea or is there something else that'd be more worthwhile?
EDIT: I just realised it sounds like I've stolen the textbooks haha. I asked first!
Last edited by Implication; 18-05-2012 at 16:10.
I'm not actually going to be taking any exams so the board only matters if the textbooks will assume I know stuff that I don't know e.g. if AQA FP2 assumes I know stuff from AQA FP1 that isn't in Edexcel FP1. I'll have a look on the website, thank you
downloadable textbooks sound perfect haha!
(Original post by TenOfThem)
Depending on your board more FP might be good
AQA have downloadable FP2 and FP3 books on their website
Their FP3 is all about differential equations which may be of use
But yeah, do you reckon more pure would be more useful than more mechanics then?
Last edited by Implication; 19-05-2012 at 12:15.