CfE Advanced Higher Mathematics 2016/2017

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    (Original post by DonAchille)
    It's going well so far. I've flown through parts of the book. Spending a good bit of time practicing calculus at the moment, my tutor and I are working on all of the calculus as a whole as we feel it's a big part of the subject. I really liked the number theory stuff that's in there.
    That's really good! My class is currently doing integration but everything is all over the place. We've had 3 different teachers so far. The first one left and never came back. The second one is really good but only teaches us for half the week but he's usually off these days. The third one is the worst teacher in the whole department. And it's really hellish. She starts screaming at you if you don't get something and is really passive aggressive. But for 3 weeks we've had substitutes. Our school basically doesn't do anythinf if you complain.
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    How's uni going ?


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    Meh, to be honest it's a lot different to what I expected. You are with people which are on the same academic intelligence level or greater than you which is good. Some people actually live in the course, they've completed most of what you'll learn in first year before they have even arrived at the university. Though you'll find that most of these people that are like that are lacking in other areas of development, most commonly social skills. The way of 'teaching' is completely different and it is your responsibility to learn. You would be more than capable to teach yourself the content without going to uni. Uni simply gives you a structure and piece of paper at the end of your degree, that's my opinion from what I've observed at university so far. It's a huge step up and whilst at school you might be hitting top grade every exam, when you get to uni you are put in a group of people which have been hitting the same or better grades than you and it makes you step up your game. One thing is for certain, once your at uni it is important to focus on your own academic and personal development because if you start to compare to other people you may find yourself on a slippery slope of self doubt, something I've observed with course mates first hand. So far I've enjoyed the challenge but I've got a long way to go! Give us a shout if you have any other questions


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    Meh, to be honest it's a lot different to what I expected. You are with people which are on the same academic intelligence level or greater than you which is good. Some people actually live in the course, they've completed most of what you'll learn in first year before they have even arrived at the university. Though you'll find that most of these people that are like that are lacking in other areas of development, most commonly social skills. The way of 'teaching' is completely different and it is your responsibility to learn. You would be more than capable to teach yourself the content without going to uni. Uni simply gives you a structure and piece of paper at the end of your degree, that's my opinion from what I've observed at university so far. It's a huge step up and whilst at school you might be hitting top grade every exam, when you get to uni you are put in a group of people which have been hitting the same or better grades than you and it makes you step up your game. One thing is for certain, once your at uni it is important to focus on your own academic and personal development because if you start to compare to other people you may find yourself on a slippery slope of self doubt, something I've observed with course mates first hand. So far I've enjoyed the challenge but I've got a long way to go! Give us a shout if you have any other questions


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    Glad you're enjoying being challenged.
    So how's it going socially ? You made new friends ? I know it's a weird question but just curious cause when I go to uni it'll be completely different to high school and I'm not sure if I'll be as outgoing as I want to as I'm quite shy around people I don't know.


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    Glad you're enjoying being challenged.
    So how's it going socially ? You made new friends ? I know it's a weird question but just curious cause when I go to uni it'll be completely different to high school and I'm not sure if I'll be as outgoing as I want to as I'm quite shy around people I don't know.


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    Just be cool and open to other people. Don't try and be anti-social and also don't try and be OTT when trying to meet people. Just relax.
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    Just be cool and open to other people. Don't try and be anti-social and also don't try and be OTT when trying to meet people. Just relax.
    Thanks for the advice.


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    (Original post by RossB1702)
    Glad you're enjoying being challenged.
    So how's it going socially ? You made new friends ? I know it's a weird question but just curious cause when I go to uni it'll be completely different to high school and I'm not sure if I'll be as outgoing as I want to as I'm quite shy around people I don't know.


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    Yeah, it's been going great on that side of things, flat mates are sounds and I've met a fair amount of people on my course and have met up with other folk at societies and clubs etc. Clubs and societies are key as they open up many opportunities to socialise with people that have similar interests to you. When you get there try not to be shy, however difficult that may sound. If you are at a club/society then just start asking the person next you general questions like what you study, where you're from etc and just try and find common ground. You'll find that many other people are shy so if you sit next to a shy person then nothing will be said cause no one initiates a conversation. One thing is for certain though, at university it's basically like starting with a clean slate. Good Luck with this year BTW
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    (Original post by JP298)
    Yeah, it's been going great on that side of things, flat mates are sounds and I've met a fair amount of people on my course and have met up with other folk at societies and clubs etc. Clubs and societies are key as they open up many opportunities to socialise with people that have similar interests to you. When you get there try not to be shy, however difficult that may sound. If you are at a club/society then just start asking the person next you general questions like what you study, where you're from etc and just try and find common ground. You'll find that many other people are shy so if you sit next to a shy person then nothing will be said cause no one initiates a conversation. One thing is for certain though, at university it's basically like starting with a clean slate. Good Luck with this year BTW
    Was just wondering what are you studying at uni? Sorry if you've already mentioned it somewhere. I'm assuming it's maths, right?
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    Was just wondering what are you studying at uni? Sorry if you've already mentioned it somewhere. I'm assuming it's maths, right?
    Hey, I'm studying Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. I have to take the same maths modules as someone who is doing solely a maths degree, for first and second year anyway. So half my time is focused on Maths whilst the other half is focused on Comp Sci + AI. So my Maths Modules this year are Linear Algebra, Calculus and its Applications and finally Proofs and Problem Solving
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    (Original post by JP298)
    Hey, I'm studying Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. I have to take the same maths modules as someone who is doing solely a maths degree, for first and second year anyway. So half my time is focused on Maths whilst the other half is focused on Comp Sci + AI. So my Maths Modules this year are Linear Algebra, Calculus and its Applications and finally Proofs and Problem Solving
    Ahh I see. That's pretty cool though - I wouldn't understand as I didn't take computing but that course seems really intense (I did business management - worst decision of my life). I'm not quite sure why I'm taking AH maths but I guess a part of me really likes it when I have a teacher that can explain it well. But it's the worst subject if your teacher doesn't have a passion for teaching. Hope you're settling in well and enjoying the course so far! Do you find that the maths is more do-able in first year considering you've got an A in advanced higher maths? Well done on your A btw. #goals
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    (Original post by JP298)
    Yeah, it's been going great on that side of things, flat mates are sounds and I've met a fair amount of people on my course and have met up with other folk at societies and clubs etc. Clubs and societies are key as they open up many opportunities to socialise with people that have similar interests to you. When you get there try not to be shy, however difficult that may sound. If you are at a club/society then just start asking the person next you general questions like what you study, where you're from etc and just try and find common ground. You'll find that many other people are shy so if you sit next to a shy person then nothing will be said cause no one initiates a conversation. One thing is for certain though, at university it's basically like starting with a clean slate. Good Luck with this year BTW
    Thanks for the advice, glad you're having fun. May I ask what societies/clubs you signed up for ?


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    Ahh I see. That's pretty cool though - I wouldn't understand as I didn't take computing but that course seems really intense (I did business management - worst decision of my life). I'm not quite sure why I'm taking AH maths but I guess a part of me really likes it when I have a teacher that can explain it well. But it's the worst subject if your teacher doesn't have a passion for teaching. Hope you're settling in well and enjoying the course so far! Do you find that the maths is more do-able in first year considering you've got an A in advanced higher maths? Well done on your A btw. #goals
    Haha, thanks. So far, no I don't think it's been more doable but I've only been on the course for 2 weeks so hard to say . To be fair though, it did help slightly with proofs and I think it will help massively next semester when I am taking calculus. Regardless, Adv Maths is a top subject to have and its actually enjoyable if you have a teacher which is passionate about it, as you say
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    Thanks for the advice, glad you're having fun. May I ask what societies/clubs you signed up for ?


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    Anything which caught my eye, the list is sooooo long. Sign up for it even if you are not sure whether you like it. Go to everything you can possibly go to, you'll soon find that you are meeting a few of the same people again and again, these will probably be the people you become mates with. Send us a PM if you want to know anything else
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    (Original post by JP298)
    Haha, thanks. So far, no I don't think it's been more doable but I've only been on the course for 2 weeks so hard to say . To be fair though, it did help slightly with proofs and I think it will help massively next semester when I am taking calculus. Regardless, Adv Maths is a top subject to have and its actually enjoyable if you have a teacher which is passionate about it, as you say
    Yeah, it's definitely one of the toughest AH to take - I would say the toughest. But atleast it's of some use and will help you later on in the course. And when it comes to the matter of teachers I think DLB maths is going to be doing most of the teaching over here! lol.

    What sort of career path are you thinking of taking once you've completed your degree?

    All the best with your studies.
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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    Yeah, it's definitely one of the toughest AH to take - I would say the toughest. But atleast it's of some use and will help you later on in the course. And when it comes to the matter of teachers I think DLB maths is going to be doing most of the teaching over here! lol.

    What sort of career path are you thinking of taking once you've completed your degree?

    All the best with your studies.
    One of my maths teachers was like that, we taught her more than she taught us lol.

    Currently the plan is to start up a company, not necessarily in the tech field but something associated with it. I personally don't like the idea of going into a big corporation, I might consider it for an internship but certainly not for my career though my opinion may change as time goes on. The food and drink sector along with tech are your biggest markets so I have a few ideas which can hopefully come to light by combining both of them. It's quite surprising how many of the wholesale and foodservice companies in Scotland are years behind with the technology they use, so there's opportunity there. Anyway it's getting off topic here, send us across a PM if you want to chat. Good Luck with Maths everyone and Stick at it!
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    (Original post by JP298)
    One of my maths teachers was like that, we taught her more than she taught us lol.

    Currently the plan is to start up a company, not necessarily in the tech field but something associated with it. I personally don't like the idea of going into a big corporation, I might consider it for an internship but certainly not for my career though my opinion may change as time goes on. The food and drink sector along with tech are your biggest markets so I have a few ideas which can hopefully come to light by combining both of them. It's quite surprising how many of the wholesale and foodservice companies in Scotland are years behind with the technology they use, so there's opportunity there. Anyway it's getting off topic here, send us across a PM if you want to chat. Good Luck with Maths everyone and Stick at it!
    BAHAHA, seriously though there some maths teachers that honestly I don't think deserve their role. Teachers are supposed to INSPIRE people and make them love learning not induce panic attacks and anxiety...
    All the best with your business plan. You should definitely apply for the Apprentice love that show with a passion! Would love to see your business plan on there! But seriously, good luck and you're totally right about the rate of technological advancement. And yeah, pretty off topic rn. Maybe later got to revise for a maths assessment - currently failing all my classes, never thought I'd see this day.
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    So just by looking at that I can tell you that there is a vertical asymptote at x=2 since the denominator cannot = 0. As it would be mathematically impossible, you would then differentiate the function, I take it you know how to do the quotient rule? Find the stationary point and the nature of it. Conclude that there are no more asymptote and then figure out the approach of the asymptotes that you know


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    (Original post by JP298)
    So just by looking at that I can tell you that there is a vertical asymptote at x=2 since the denominator cannot = 0. As it would be mathematically impossible, you would then differentiate the function, I take it you know how to do the quotient rule? Find the stationary point and the nature of it. Conclude that there are no more asymptote and then figure out the approach of the asymptotes that you know


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    Im so sorry but could you possibly put a picture up of the working? I managed to get -4 when i differentiated but I'm a tad lost beyond that.
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    That's really good! My class is currently doing integration but everything is all over the place. We've had 3 different teachers so far. The first one left and never came back. The second one is really good but only teaches us for half the week but he's usually off these days. The third one is the worst teacher in the whole department. And it's really hellish. She starts screaming at you if you don't get something and is really passive aggressive. But for 3 weeks we've had substitutes. Our school basically doesn't do anythinf if you complain.
    That doesn't sound too good! I'm learning it mainly on my own, but i have a tutor once a week to iron out any creases. Have you thought about getting a tutor?
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    (Original post by DonAchille)
    That doesn't sound too good! I'm learning it mainly on my own, but i have a tutor once a week to iron out any creases. Have you thought about getting a tutor?
    Haha, yeah lol it's not ideal. Are you doing AH maths all by yourself??? OMG I wouldn't be able to do that. I'm currently using SCHOLAR some of the content is started to make sense. So now I've realised that I'm taking it more seriously.
 
 
 
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