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    (Original post by Wobblybob76)
    Does anyone know who to email to find out your MAT score?
    I believe we can find out by sending an email to one of the tutors at our assigned college once the colleges are done giving out offers in early January.

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    I believe we can find out by sending an email to one of the tutors at our assigned college once the colleges are done giving out offers in early January.

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    Ok thank you
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    (Original post by Wobblybob76)
    Ok thank you
    Be sure to verify that information, though, I might be wrong.

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    (Original post by Louise246)
    Has anyone heard anything from Balliol? I'm getting more and more nervous as the days go on!
    Same here
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    Lincoln anybody?

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    (Original post by Noble.)
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    Noble is it the college you've applied to that marks your MAT and can they see where you lost marks and the mistakes and working on multiple choice?

    Because I acquired most marks from 2-5 and dropped heavily due to MC. - although on occasions correct working was there and put wrong answers for it. E.g first one with (a-2)^2>0 shouldve been a=/2 but put for all a- i was thinking when it became 0 or greater. etc.
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    Anyone know when I can expect to hear back from Imperial???
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    (Original post by IWasAnEagle)
    anyone know what 'sequences defined iteratively' (on the syllabus) means?
    Hey I saw that you got an interview offer from St Anne's. Congrats. Did you originally apply there? When did you get to hear? I applied there as well but I am still waiting :/
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    Does anybody know if st. caths has a pre interview test? Do any colleges have a test you have to take?
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    (Original post by Wobblybob76)
    Does anyone know who to email to find out your MAT score?
    (Original post by souktik)
    I believe we can find out by sending an email to one of the tutors at our assigned college once the colleges are done giving out offers in early January.

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    Email the admissions team (e.g. [email protected]) rather than the academic tutors.
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Email the admissions team (e.g. [email protected]) rather than the academic tutors.
    Oh, I see. Thanks. And apologies for the inaccurate information.

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    (Original post by nahomyemane778)
    Noble is it the college you've applied to that marks your MAT and can they see where you lost marks and the mistakes and working on multiple choice?

    Because I acquired most marks from 2-5 and dropped heavily due to MC. - although on occasions correct working was there and put wrong answers for it. E.g first one with (a-2)^2>0 shouldve been a=/2 but put for all a- i was thinking when it became 0 or greater. etc.
    From what I understand (either of the admissions people at Oxford will correct me if I'm wrong here) the papers are marked centrally by the institute and then tutors are given access to the papers and overall mark. I don't know if the tutors actually look through each paper individually to see what the candidate has done (especially for those colleges with a relatively high intake, they'd have to look at 30+ scripts), but I'm sure they'll be interested to see a rough breakdown of where you got, and lost, marks.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    From what I understand (either of the admissions people at Oxford will correct me if I'm wrong here) the papers are marked centrally by the institute and then tutors are given access to the papers and overall mark. I don't know if the tutors actually look through each paper individually to see what the candidate has done (especially for those colleges with a relatively high intake, they'd have to look at 30+ scripts), but I'm sure they'll be interested to see a rough breakdown of where you got, and lost, marks.
    Thanks - thats wonderful then- I can relax a little
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    Hey, I'm trying the Mathematics Interview Questions, was wondering if I could get a hint at differentiating x^x. I'm fairly sure you can't differentiate as normal, I'm tempted to differentiate in the same manner you differentiate exponential functions; however there are two variables. I can see that as x increases the function increases very ​quickly, similar to an exponential but far faster. Tip?


    Also, just a question relating to the MAT. When marking the multiple choice, are any marks at all given for working?
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    (Original post by TheFuture001)
    Hey, I'm trying the Mathematics Interview Questions, was wondering if I could get a hint at differentiating x^x. I'm fairly sure you can't differentiate as normal, I'm tempted to differentiate in the same manner you differentiate exponential functions; however there are two variables. I can see that as x increases the function increases very ​quickly, similar to an exponential but far faster. Tip?


    Also, just a question relating to the MAT. When marking the multiple choice, are any marks at all given for working?
    A hint to differentiating  y = x^x - you want to take logs.

    No, for the multiple choice, the points are awarded solely for what you put in the tick-boxes.
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    (Original post by journeyinwards)
    Lincoln anybody?

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    I'm also waiting to hear from Lincoln, has anyone heard from them yet?
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    A hint to differentiating  y = x^x - you want to take logs.

    No, for the multiple choice, the points are awarded solely for what you put in the tick-boxes.
    Oh okay I see, not as hard as I thought. Do you get xln(x)e^(xln(x))? (Gave up on latex)

    Oh and thanks for the info.
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    (Original post by TheFuture001)
    Hey, I'm trying the Mathematics Interview Questions, was wondering if I could get a hint at differentiating x^x. I'm fairly sure you can't differentiate as normal, I'm tempted to differentiate in the same manner you differentiate exponential functions; however there are two variables. I can see that as x increases the function increases very ​quickly, similar to an exponential but far faster. Tip?


    Also, just a question relating to the MAT. When marking the multiple choice, are any marks at all given for working?
    Log y=xlogx

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    (Original post by TheFuture001)
    Oh okay I see, not as hard as I thought. Do you get  xln(x)e(^xln(x)) ?

    Oh and thanks for the info.
    Not quite.

    y = x^x

    Taking logs you get

    \log(y) = x\log(x)

    When you differentiate, you need to remember that y is a function of x.
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    (Original post by TheFuture001)
    Hey, I'm trying the Mathematics Interview Questions, was wondering if I could get a hint at differentiating x^x. I'm fairly sure you can't differentiate as normal, I'm tempted to differentiate in the same manner you differentiate exponential functions; however there are two variables. I can see that as x increases the function increases very ​quickly, similar to an exponential but far faster. Tip?


    Also, just a question relating to the MAT. When marking the multiple choice, are any marks at all given for working?
    How many questions are you done with?

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