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    Actually Mr Briety, Euler was the one who found the formula for E+2=v+a or w/e it is, so if you insult D1 you're insulting Euler.

    And we all know how that will end up...
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    Its just not very useful.
    That's utter bull****.

    It's probably the unit that is most relevant to industry. Operational Research is very important to businesses.

    The only problem with A-level Maths is they don't always make it seem relevant, with their stupid examples. :rolleyes:
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    That's utter bull****.

    It's probably the unit that is most relevant to industry. Operational Research is very important to businesses.

    The only problem with A-level Maths is they don't always make it seem relevant, with their stupid examples. :rolleyes:
    A fair comment, but generally (of course not in all cases), if someone is taking Further Maths, its because they want to pursue a Maths/Engineering related course, and therefore more Pure, Mechanics (or Stats) is of more use, and much more relevant.
    Personally, I enjoyed the more traditional side of Maths, and found D1 hideously dull and boring. I get the feeling Mathematicians arent very fond of branches of mathematics that just require the output of continuous algorithms with not much thought behind it.
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    (Original post by thomas795135)
    Actually Mr Briety, Euler was the one who found the formula for E+2=v+a or w/e it is, so if you insult D1 you're insulting Euler.

    And we all know how that will end up...
    So Euler was having an off day. Not his fault someone decided to put his drunk, lethargic ramblings into a maths syllabus...

    I have very little against decision maths, I just have a hell of a lot against what decision maths is portrayed to be at A-level.
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    (Original post by RJA)
    That's utter bull****.

    It's probably the unit that is most relevant to industry. Operational Research is very important to businesses.

    The only problem with A-level Maths is they don't always make it seem relevant, with their stupid examples. :rolleyes:
    And how many of the algorithms that are actually taught at A-level go into what you would use in operational research?

    Bubble sort?

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    Bubble sort is just a foundation for more complex algorithms.

    Graph Theory (which is introduced by the Chinese Postman problem) can be applied to lots of things not just in operations
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_theory#Applications
 
 
 
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