Mechanics is easy if you get it. Statistics has the option to just regurgitate everything.
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- 14-12-2010 13:12
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- 14-12-2010 13:15
pappymajek, majikthise, llpokermuffinll and all of the above,
thank you so much.
I really appreciate your opinions.
I think that I'll go with Statistics!!
Really, THANK YOU! You guys have chosen me a path towards my future.
I promise I'll try to pass it with an A!
- 14-12-2010 15:40
- 14-12-2010 15:50
Stats is a little boring, but is actually useful in a large range of non-science subjects.
Mechanics is interesting, and something every self respecting human being should know, but is of limited academic use outside of physics.
- 14-12-2010 16:49
(Original post by majikthise)
- 14-12-2010 17:02
I was going to disagree and say that all you need from mechanics is to know Newton's laws, but thinking about it all of A-level mechanics is basically "given f=ma, fill in the rest" anyway!
conservation of energy is also a pretty useful concept.
as are velocity and kinematics, resolution of forces, momentum, magnus force etc etc.
Understanding this stuff at a reasonable level helps you do all sort of things, from throwing a frisbee to playing pool to propping up a ladder to levering open a manhole cover to...