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    (Original post by icecreamman)
    there is a text book- new i think. from OCR. writer is Val Hanrahan. there isn't any Statistics in this course. only Pure Maths
    :mad:
    About half of my exam was *****y probability and c1-c2 level trig and calculus. I had 1 lesson a fortnight and I had to revise for this exam between my gcse's and there wasn't a textbook when i sat the exam.
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    Yes there is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...785918-7245259
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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    Yes there is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...785918-7245259
    yes but I sat the exam before the book publication date.
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    um... there's kinematics, linear programming, they're not pure maths! :confused:
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    yes but I sat the exam before the book publication date.
    Yer I realise now, didn't see that you took it last year!
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    I'm quite looking forward to the exam, I find it way more interesting and satisfying than GCSE.
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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    um... there's kinematics, linear programming, they're not pure maths! :confused:
    I do not understand linear programming at all.
    I had to integrate between two graphs and solve a trig equation.
    I was like wtf. We hadn't even covered that properly!
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    linear programming is part of co-ordinate geometry (Pure maths) and kinematics is part of Calculus (pure maths)
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    I do not understand linear programming at all.
    I had to integrate between two graphs and solve a trig equation.
    I was like wtf. We hadn't even covered that properly!
    yer linear programming is my least fav. topic (along with constant acceleration.) I also dont have any graph paper so can't practice for it!
    Oh, and 3D trig gives me a headache. I took a psychometric test and my spatial awarness was by far my worst skill, so I find 3D trig really confuzzling and generally anoying because I start seeing lines everywhere! Apparently women always have worse spatial awareness than men though
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    (Original post by icecreamman)
    linear programming is part of co-ordinate geometry (Pure maths) and kinematics is part of Calculus (pure maths)
    kinematics is mechanics and linear programming is part of decision/discrete maths.
    But yes, they are connected to pure maths, but then everything is.#

    QUOTE from back of textbook: "The content of the course covers four areas from pure mathematics: algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus and three areas from applied mathematics: statistics, mechanics and decision and discrete maths."
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    (Original post by icecreamman)
    linear programming is part of co-ordinate geometry (Pure maths) and kinematics is part of Calculus (pure maths)
    From spec

    Application to probability
    Recognise probability situations which give rise to the binomial
    distribution.
    Be able to identify the binomial parameter, p, the probability of success.
    Be able to calculate probabilities using the binomial distribution.

    Applications to linear programming
    Be able to express real situations in terms of linear inequalities.
    Be able to use graphs of linear inequalities to solve 2-dimensional
    maximisation and minimisation problems, know the definition of
    objective function and be able to find it in 2-dimensional cases.
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    Additional Maths. Good times...

    Good luck all your party people! :O
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    What's hard about linear programming? I find that the easiest, alot better than that binomial stuff.
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    Has anyone else done any of the specimen paper on the OCR website? Does anyone want to compare answers for Qs 12 + 13?
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    (Original post by nimajneb)
    Do you think it's possible to move from a U level to a C in 1 day of revision? Wish me luck.

    [edit] What % is a C?
    Around 54%
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    (Original post by NickC)
    Around 54%
    Ooo, it's gonna be close. I've moved up from 0% to about 50% today, so hopefully the paper's easier than previous years.

    [edit] Better go an' do some more craming.

    [edit2] Has anyone done the 2003 paper? Could you help me with this.
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    The text book given by school named above (Additional Mathematics for OCR) is very useful indeed. Predicted an A, but I have no chance. Am in the top of the top sets, where almost everyone got higher than C. They say that the real exam is easier than the mocks (our school wrote their own paper, or mixed with loads of old AS questions).

    My teacher gave us his model answers for all the past papers and specimens, but I can't find it...
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    That was hard..
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    I didn't think it was too bad. Lots of co-ord geometry which was good for me. Section B was quite easy for section B. We were allowed to leave when we wanted in this exam, and a guy near me just sat for an hour doing nothing (didn't do a single question) then left :-)
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    I wish i had had the chance to do this exam Although i looked at the specimen paper and i had no idea how to do any of the questions, which is not a good sign as im doing further maths next year - oh well, plenty of time to improve
 
 
 
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