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    Okay so in "Methods of Differences" questions why do we not start off with n=0?
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Okay so in "Methods of Differences" questions why do we not start off with n=0?
    Depends on the sum.


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    Depends on the sum.


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    aren't all the generic fp2 questions in exams and the edexcel book all from 1 to n though...
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    It was a funny exam haha. I ran outtta time and missed a 6 marker apparently that quests was bare hard.


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    bare hard meaning extremely hard? (I do not know the england lingo )

    what was your raw mark, if you don't mind sharing?
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    bare hard meaning extremely hard?
    Yes
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    (Original post by DylanJ42)
    bare hard meaning extremely hard? (I do not know the england lingo )

    what was your raw mark, if you don't mind sharing?
    Lol i dunno i got 97 or something. Probably 62 or 63.
    I seen where i lost marks thanks to results plus.
    I lost 6 marks on that last part of the last question and 1-2 mark on the reduction cause i didnt integrate a trivial integral and lost 2-3 on a proof question which I thought I did fine but i didnt write stuff like
    AB=e(PA) etc etc and just calculated stuff right away. It was some proper strict MS. I dnt care tho lol


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    bare hard meaning extremely hard? (I do not know the england lingo )

    what was your raw mark, if you don't mind sharing?
    I didnt find the exam hard but apparently that part which i idnt have time to try was crazy hard. Never tried it tho.


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    Lol i dunno i got 97 or something. Probably 62 or 63.
    I seen where i lost marks thanks to results plus.
    I lost 6 marks on that last part of the last question and 1-2 mark on the reduction cause i didnt integrate a trivial integral and lost 2-3 on a proof question which I thought I did fine but i didnt write stuff like
    AB=e(PA) etc etc and just calculated stuff right away. It was some proper strict MS. I dnt care tho lol


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    97, very well done I cant wait to try it once the 2015 papers are released, hopefully this years will be a little more normal

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    I didnt find the exam hard but apparently that part which i idnt have time to try was crazy hard. Never tried it tho.


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    Do you remember the topic? coordinate systems i'm guessing
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    97, very well done I cant wait to try it once the 2015 papers are released, hopefully this years will be a little more normal



    Do you remember the topic? coordinate systems i'm guessing
    Yep.


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    Yeah so for questions like Q19b how are you supposed to start when bottom of sigma is r+1, and not r=1?

    And also what is this otherwise part - how else could you go about doing it aside from method of differences?

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    Zacken
    It's a typo, it should be r=1. There's probably some other way to sum that series using integral techniques or whatever, don't worry about it - it's nothing at your level, or at least, I think so.
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    Zacken Student403

    Yeah so for questions like Q19b how are you supposed to start when bottom of sigma is r+1, and not r=1?

    And also what is this otherwise part - how else could you go about doing it aside from method of differences?

    Prob "otherwise" for ppl like Renzhi who do this sh** using some first principle black magic
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    It's a typo, it should be r=1. There's probably some other way to sum that series using integral techniques or whatever, don't worry about it - it's nothing at your level, or at least, I think so.
    thnx

    have you done fp2 or are you doing it this year?
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    thnx

    have you done fp2 or are you doing it this year?
    To be honest, I haven't even learnt the module yet. :lol: I'll be doing it this year. Funnily enough, I seem to know most of it in some weird way? I think it's just from hanging about the forum and picking things up by osmosis or whatever - plus doing STEP. I still need to go through examsolutions and learn the things formally though.
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    Prob "otherwise" for ppl like Renzhi who do this sh** using some first principle black magic
    lmfao
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    To be honest, I haven't even learnt the module yet. :lol: I'll be doing it this year. Funnily enough, I seem to know most of it in some weird way? I think it's just from hanging about the forum and picking things up by osmosis or whatever - plus doing STEP. I still need to go through examsolutions and learn the things formally though.
    oh wow haha.

    You are doing edexcel ial right?
    Do you have a different Edexcel book? And I have done papers for FP2 from the WMO2 or w/e and the ial papers seem harder on average than the UK ones? Any reason for this.
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    To be honest, I haven't even learnt the module yet. :lol: I'll be doing it this year. Funnily enough, I seem to know most of it in some weird way? I think it's just from hanging about the forum and picking things up by osmosis or whatever - plus doing STEP. I still need to go through examsolutions and learn the things formally though.
    Not osmosis, mate - It's diffusion! Should have done biology and chemistry too.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    oh wow haha.

    You are doing edexcel ial right?
    Do you have a different Edexcel book? And I have done papers for FP2 from the WMO2 or w/e and the ial papers seem harder on average than the UK ones? Any reason for this.
    Yeah, I am. I don't have a textbook. Calibre of international applicants tend to be slightly higher than calibre of home applicants, necessitating slightly harder papers. Although I've seen the odd home paper be harder than an IAL paper (not for FP2, but for other papers) so I can't comment on FP2.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    oh wow haha.

    You are doing edexcel ial right?
    Do you have a different Edexcel book? And I have done papers for FP2 from the WMO2 or w/e and the ial papers seem harder on average than the UK ones? Any reason for this.
    No, it's the same textbook along with the same topics. IALs aren't really consistently more difficult than GCE papers, sometimes they're easier in comparison. It really depends on Edexcel's mood from what it seems.
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