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1. [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
Last edited by Xaerion; 24-06-2012 at 09:40.
2. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
hi thanks for the january 2012 paper, will hopefully have a crack at that later, i am finding most of it kk other than some of the long energy questions and the vertical circle ones. i struggle to work out the actual direction of the centripetal force, my friends tell me it is a required force to treat it as going in the opposite direction as it actually goes. any tips?
i also have stats 2 on the same day so need to revise for that!
3. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by 5elsste)
hi thanks for the january 2012 paper, will hopefully have a crack at that later, i am finding most of it kk other than some of the long energy questions and the vertical circle ones. i struggle to work out the actual direction of the centripetal force, my friends tell me it is a required force to treat it as going in the opposite direction as it actually goes. any tips?
i also have stats 2 on the same day so need to revise for that!
Don't know if you'll find this helpful, but there's a statistics 2 thread here; http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...856&p=38202024 I'm in the same position as you, M2 and S2 on the same day.
4. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
I have M2, S2 AND D2 on Thursday Bad times.
5. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by HouseStark)
I have M2, S2 AND D2 on Thursday Bad times.
Wow, that sucks :'( I'd hate to have to do such different maths exams all at the same time- I'd find it really hard to switch my head into the right gear! Luckily, at my college we did D2 last year, and M2 and S2 this year. Anyway, good luck! Hope all goes well
6. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
At my college we did D2 last year also, i think the worst part about that is simplex method and maximum minimum flows. At least its at 9:00 so you have a rest. Anyhow good luck everybody!
7. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by 5elsste)
At my college we did D2 last year also, i think the worst part about that is simplex method and maximum minimum flows. At least its at 9:00 so you have a rest. Anyhow good luck everybody!
I did stats all last year, and this year it's all mechanics, so I have mechanics 2 and 3 on Thursday and Friday :P
8. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
So you have never had to do any Decision!

Is there a good way to tackle energy questions?
9. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
June 2011 Question 8bi) Please can someone explain, i understand it all apart from when they are solving radially, R= tangential force - component of mass..
How do they work out that the component of mass is mgsin@... I thought using trig it would be mg/(sin@)..

Any help will be great
10. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
Need to start revision for this, I've been focusing on physics and chemistry up until now. Luckily it's not part of my uni offer
11. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
Retaking this exam from Jan
M3 on Friday, these are my last two exams

I'll be glad once this is over. M3 is much more straightforward than M2.
12. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
i cba to revise but i need need to a B on this fml
13. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by 5elsste)
So you have never had to do any Decision!

Is there a good way to tackle energy questions?
oh no, I did decision in Jan :P
14. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by Iepnauy)
Retaking this exam from Jan
M3 on Friday, these are my last two exams

I'll be glad once this is over. M3 is much more straightforward than M2.
Same here There's only 3 of us taking mechanics 3 on Friday from our school :P
But yeah, we all think that the mechanics 2 is harder :/ Good luck for both

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How are people revising? just from the book? We need to get this thread active with people asking questions!
15. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
What do people think of Jun 2011 question 8bi)??
16. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by Xaerion)
Same here There's only 3 of us taking mechanics 3 on Friday from our school :P
But yeah, we all think that the mechanics 2 is harder :/ Good luck for both

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How are people revising? just from the book? We need to get this thread active with people asking questions!
Only 3 in our school too
I'm revising from the book + past papers I guess :/. I haven't gone through them yet. Got tonight, all of tomorrow and Thursday morning >=). Thankfully there's only 6 M3 papers on the AQA website.

What do you use for M3 revision? We didn't get give any textbooks for M3
17. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by Iepnauy)
Only 3 in our school too
I'm revising from the book + past papers I guess :/. I haven't gone through them yet. Got tonight, all of tomorrow and Thursday morning >=). Thankfully there's only 6 M3 papers on the AQA website.

What do you use for M3 revision? We didn't get give any textbooks for M3
Humm - I have a book, but it's not great, it's mainly just questions rather than revision :P I could set up another thread for the massive number of people doing M3 xD which is basically us 2 on TSR :P I would reccomend checking out FMSP M3 Revision video, the link is the same as the one at the top of this thread, but the m3 version

In terms of M2 - I've done some revision today over the basics, and I'm going to start the past papers tomorrow Mixed with M3 revision, Thursday night is for M3 papers :P
18. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
(Original post by 5elsste)
What do people think of Jun 2011 question 8bi)??
Just had a go at it, this is what I got :P

19. M2 is mostly really easy, and but it's easy to get mindf***ed by the more complex circular motion and resolving moments/forces and hookes law questions. I've just been doing past papers as revision. 60+ marks is alright but haven't managed 70 yet.

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20. Re: [AQA] Mechanics 2 - 21 June 2012 - M2
Ahh thanks, 8bii was just confusing, I go the too seperate equations and joined them together but then messed up with the simplifying! If I find any more hard questions I will post them!

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