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    ok ignore me then


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    I was only on tsr and replied then went straight off sorry.


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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Mechanics 5 notation is so messed up in the textbooks. Isn't the proper notation for torque/moment of a force/couple as \tau and angular momentum is L ? They use L for moment of a force and no notation for angular momentum lol. They need to get their notation straight.


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    No your right. Just use it and it will be fine.
    For Ch 5 just do all the questions tbh practice is the only thing that will make it better.!


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    Eugghhhhh I have done every single question from every single paper from 2003 onwards in STEP 1 and I am still incredibly unconfident. And what's worse is that I only need a 2. Given that the exam is in 12 days, should I just focus on going through past papers and doing questions that I am strong in? Should I do papers from before 2003? How do I build confidence? What do?
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    (Original post by jacobe)
    Eugghhhhh I have done every single question from every single paper from 2003 onwards in STEP 1 and I am still incredibly unconfident. And what's worse is that I only need a 2. Given that the exam is in 12 days, should I just focus on going through past papers and doing questions that I am strong in? Should I do papers from before 2003? How do I build confidence? What do?
    Do recent step II ppers as they are harder. It won't build confidence it will just give you more preperation.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Do recent step II ppers as they are harder. It won't build confidence it will just give you more preperation.


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    Do you mean STEP 1 or do you mean I should do recent STEP 2 papers to prepare me for STEP 1?
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    (Original post by jacobe)
    Do you mean STEP 1 or do you mean I should do recent STEP 2 papers to prepare me for STEP 1?
    The latter


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    No your right. Just use it and it will be fine.
    For Ch 5 just do all the questions tbh practice is the only thing that will make it better.!


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    All right thanks m8. Are you saying that I should do the Chapter 5 review questions? I haven't done most of them so gonna start working through them from today. I just tried doing a past paper, and although Chapter 1-4 questions were easy, I just couldn't do the Chapter 5 questions and they make up like half the paper.

    I need to make sure I am confident with Chapter 5 since that material comes up so often in the mech section of STEP III.


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    (Original post by Insight314)
    All right thanks m8. Are you saying that I should do the Chapter 5 review questions? I haven't done most of them so gonna start working through them from today. I just tried doing a past paper, and although Chapter 1-4 questions were easy, I just couldn't do the Chapter 5 questions and they make up like half the paper.

    I need to make sure I am confident with Chapter 5 since that material comes up so often in the mech section of STEP III.


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    Yep review are the best.


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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    just did a mock



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    Me also.
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    Guys and gals, use spoilers for post 2013, because people are still saving them for mocks.
    Like this:

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    Ye, cool paper. Banta.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Guys and gals, use spoilers for post 2013, because people are still saving them for mocks.
    Like this:

    2014 II:
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    Ye, cool paper. Banta.
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    Twas a moderately banterous paper but I preferred III 2014.
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    Woah new thread :O


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    (Original post by jjsnyder)
    Woah new thread :O


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    new thread who dis
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    :bunny:

    STEP II 2014, mock:
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    Question 1. 37 min.
    Question 2. 26 min. I didn't do what they expected in the mark scheme for the counterexamples, I considered f(x) = x. Silly me. But it seemed to have worked nonetheless.
    Question 3. 37 min. A little of a **** up. BTW you don't actually have to integrate for the equation of the circle, you can just eliminate y' between two equations, after you have differentiated.
    Question 4. 28 min. I let k = a, and integrated by parts. It worked, so what the **** do I care.
    Question 5. 19 min. I messed up on the evaluation of the constant of integration right at the end. I also emitted the argument for dy/dx = dY/dX, which was worth two marks. I think the mark scheme has ****ed the final answer over also though.
    Question 7. 22 min. Did a whole graphical analysis for the last part which I don't think they expected, but my answer matches.

    If someone wants to mark what I've done, I can send them a link.
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
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    Twas a moderately banterous paper but I preferred III 2014.
    Tomorrow, God willing.
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    I wrote God willing although I'm an atheist, lol.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Tomorrow, God willing.
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    I wrote God willing although I'm an atheist, lol.
    Yay
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    just after watching a dawkins ted talk it was a pleasant surprise
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    :bunny:

    STEP II 2014, mock:
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    Question 1. 37 min.
    Question 2. 26 min. I didn't do what they expected in the mark scheme for the counterexamples, I considered f(x) = x. Silly me. But it seemed to have worked nonetheless.
    Question 3. 37 min. A little of a **** up. BTW you don't actually have to integrate for the equation of the circle, you can just eliminate y' between two equations, after you have differentiated.
    Question 4. 28 min. I let k = a, and integrated by parts. It worked, so what the **** do I care.
    Question 5. 19 min. I messed up on the evaluation of the constant of integration right at the end. I also emitted the argument for dy/dx = dY/dX, which was worth two marks. I think the mark scheme has ****ed the final answer over also though.
    Question 7. 22 min. Did a whole graphical analysis for the last part which I don't think they expected, but my answer matches.

    If someone wants to mark what I've done, I can send them a link.
    Can you wait until tommorow morning (I'll do it as a mock) so that I send mine to you as well?
    I want to see other candidates' mathematical style and I'll try to check them
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    (Original post by Vesniep)
    Can you wait until tommorow morning (I'll do it as a mock) so that I send mine to you as well?
    I want to see how other candidates' mathematical style and I'll try to check them
    Me too
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yep review are the best.


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    What is more productive - working through III 90s papers or practicing complex numbers/vectors/mech questions? I kind of practice mech questions while doing 90s papers since their pure section often contains set theory/matrices/group theory which wouldn't be useful for my STEP prep so for six questions I normally dive into applied. However, working through the 90s papers helps out my exam technique since I do the papers as timed mocks whereas working through the new spec questions I haven't answered would not act as a mock, so progress would be more difficult to monitor.

    Since I have decided to leave 2015 for a week before the real exams (next weekend is I/II and in two weeks is III) I am four days ahead of schedule so I have four days during which I can do four timed mocks. After that I will be doing 90s timed mocks on Mon/Wed/Sat and complex numbers/vectors/mech practice questions in between. This means that I can choose to either spend my four days doing one 90s paper every day or 3/4 hours of practice with complex numbers, vectors and mechanics. What do you think is the best route I should take?


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    (Original post by gasfxekl)
    Me too
    Are you a Cambridge offer-holder?


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