Will having done M1, M2, M3, and M4, make the attainment of an (A) grade in AS Physics a breeze?
.....Or is there a lot more to AS Physics that isn't covered in the A-level Mathematics mechanics modules?
Edit: I realised the post was riddled with typos.
AS Physics vs A2 Mechanics Watch
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Last edited by SuperGuy; 19-12-2010 at 21:34.
- 19-12-2010 21:17
- 19-12-2010 21:21
Should definitley make your understanding much better! but there's many more topics you will have to study and understand!
- 19-12-2010 21:24
physics is much more than just mechanics...
as you seem good at maths, physics should be easy though. you just need to learn a few new concepts, but the vast majority of questions when i did it were just quick little calculation questions, where the formulas were either very simple or in the formula bookletLast edited by didgeridoo12uk; 19-12-2010 at 21:25.
- 19-12-2010 21:25
Its about 2/3 of the first module , i'm not sure if you do waves if you do not then the whole of the second module is different but not to difficult and the third unit is generally a practical (there is a written version aswell not to sure about this )
I'm talking about edexcel btw
- 19-12-2010 21:30
I'd say about 30% of my board's (AQA) AS Physics was mechanics, the rest stuff like electricity, particle physics, waves etc. So you should find the mechanics side of it a breeze, as practically no knowledge of mathematics is assumed, however as much can't be said about the rest of the course.
- 19-12-2010 22:48
Mechanics itself is not the benefit; it's more that you get practice with problem solving and you stay familiar with algebra, rearranging equations etc. C1, 2, 3 etc will be just as useful in my opinion (as maths in general helps with most of the physics course.)
Having said that, maybe 20-40% of your physics course will probably be mechanics depending on your board. It's roughly the same as the stuff you learn in M1. I don't think the benefits of taking M2, 3, and 4 on top of that will serve much purpose if it's just to help with physics :P