MAT Prep Thread - 2nd November 2016

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    Oh if u havent done bmo stuff yet then IMO stuff is a very long shot sorry for suggesting that. I just assume everyone is on the IMO hype like me.



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    I only know two doing IMO on here.

    Send me questions but not from the IMO if possible . I did some USAMO questions which where really nice, but that's probably not as hard as IMO.
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    Oh if u havent done bmo stuff yet then IMO stuff is a very long shot sorry for suggesting that. I just assume everyone is on the IMO hype like me.



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    Have a look at this https://www.artofproblemsolving.com/...ems/Problem_25

    An absolute beauty.
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    (Original post by Marxist)
    Have a look at this https://www.artofproblemsolving.com/...ems/Problem_25

    An absolute beauty.
    Ah, Ford circles.
    I now refer you to BMO2 2016 Q1 and STEP I 2016 Q5. Where this configuration has come up albeit in an easier fashion in step naturally but a slightly harder problem in BMO2 Q1 .



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    Ah, Ford circles.
    I now refer you to BMO2 2016 Q1 and STEP I 2016 Q5. Where this configuration has come up albeit in an easier fashion in step naturally but a slightly harder problem in BMO2 Q1 .



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    Terrific, thanks for the questions.
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    Awesome, this thread is up already!

    Any CompSci people here or all you all Mathematicians?
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    hi guys, trying to get lots of MAT prep done in the next month before going back to school. I'm Irish and we have a completely different syllabus so I've spent the last week or two learning C1&C2. Seeing as people here recommend doing C3&C4, I figured I should go through that aswell but I don't want to buy more textbooks. Could anyone recommend any websites I could find comprehensive C3&C4 notes? Thanks
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    https://99b2311495143d2e309e0facff5d...C3%20Notes.pdf

    https://0d882a39fbb60469992fb8db6099...C4%20Notes.pdf

    hopefully these could help
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Oh if u havent done bmo stuff yet then IMO stuff is a very long shot sorry for suggesting that. I just assume everyone is on the IMO hype like me.



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    Damn olympiaders


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    (Original post by Krollo)
    Damn olympiaders


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    Shut ur mouth yeh. Atleast ur going university unlike me.


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    these are so incredible, thank you so much.
    Could I chance my arm and ask if you'd have them for C1 & C2 aswell?
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    (Original post by QueenOfCaffeine)
    these are so incredible, thank you so much.
    Could I chance my arm and ask if you'd have them for C1 & C2 aswell?
    C1

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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    C1

    C2
    Thanks so much!
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    I know this is for MAT Prep but since we all have to do Personal Statements as well: at a talk at one of the colleges at the Oxford open day, the maths tutor said to avoid mentioning the book The Music Of The Primes at all costs in your Personal Statement. Apparently everyone writes about it and it gives you an edge to mention something different Just in case this helps anyone
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    (Original post by QueenOfCaffeine)
    I know this is for MAT Prep but since we all have to do Personal Statements as well: at a talk at one of the colleges at the Oxford open day, the maths tutor said to avoid mentioning the book The Music Of The Primes at all costs in your Personal Statement. Apparently everyone writes about it and it gives you an edge to mention something different Just in case this helps anyone
    A bit of unsolicited advice: (Hope it helps you out)
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    In my experience (and this is certainly what I did!), I'd say you should write about parts of books which really got your interest when you read them. I was never asked about the book I read (A Brief History of Numbers by Leo Corry), and I only wrote about parts of that book.

    That's not to say that you won't be, they may ask if they think it would generate interesting conversation, and friends of mine were asked about their favourite parts of books they had named on their PS.

    I'd say read some stuff you're interested in rather than going for anything because it's a popular read for sure, I know I was tempted to do the later when I was thinking about my application
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    Anyone got a solution for 2006 Q7? I can't seem to find a solution anywhere on Earth...
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    (Original post by lightbulbmoment_)
    Awesome, this thread is up already!

    Any CompSci people here or all you all Mathematicians?
    I would like to apply for maths and computer science What subject are you applying for?
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    (Original post by Pedals)
    What subject are you applying for?
    I'm applying for straight Computer Science! How are you finding the standard of the past papers?
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    This and this look very helpful. Maybe added to the OP?
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    (Original post by lightbulbmoment_)
    Anyone got a solution for 2006 Q7? I can't seem to find a solution anywhere on Earth...
    Post yours and someone can verify it for you if you wish.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    This and this look very helpful. Maybe added to the OP?
    Definitely good resources, used them a lot last year. That site is a goldmine

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