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    (Original post by smit1994)
    Got all 5 offers for Bsc Mathematics! Applied to Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield & Aston (back-up)
    wanting to go to University of Birmingham! ...from whom I received an offer today
    were the last ones to reply! Conditional AAB (with A in Mathematics)
    Who else is thinking of going to Uni of Birmingham to study Maths?
    When did you actually send your UCAS form off then?
    Mine got sent from my reference to UCAS on the 29th November and I've only heard back from one so far.

    I've applied for Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Glamorgan.
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    This may seem like a strange question but can somebody explain to me what 'proofs' actually are and what they consist of?

    I'm thinking about applying for the Maths and Physics 4 year course at Warwick (I've applied for straight Physics elsewhere) but I'm not sure if I really want to. I've realised in the past few months how much I enjoy Maths at college and the course at Warwick looks really interesting.

    I read this on the website: "University mathematics introduces progressively more and more abstract ideas and structures, and demands more and more in the way of proof, until by the end of a mathematics degree most of the student's time is occupied with understanding proofs and creating his or her own."

    After reading this I'm a bit on the fence about adding the course as a choice. I'd appreciate any advice from you mathematicians, especially anyone who also studies Maths and Physics.
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    (Original post by TheMagicMan)
    I've found it thank you

    Never been able to until now
    Good stuff, hope it helps a little!

    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Wow!! Well done! When is it?
    Aww thank you
    Yeah haha the german thing is v difficult and im rapidly going off it!!
    It's from this Sunday to Wednesday. Stick with the German; it sounds really interesting to me, and it'd be amazing to get really good at another language.
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    I think it's a bit far to say most of the students' time will be spent on proofs. It's just one module as far as I'm aware.

    A proof is basically a way of guaranteeing that a mathematical theory works for every value.

    For instance, n+n=nxn
    That's only true for n=2 but isn't true for anything else.

    So a proof would basically be validating that it works for all values of n (which in this case it doesn't)

    Mathematical induction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_induction) is one way of proving mathematical statements.

    My teacher always describes it as a staircase.
    Induction proves that the first step works, and if you are on any step on the staircase that the next one will work no matter which one it is.

    They're pretty interesting if you like pure maths though
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    (Original post by Miller693)
    It's from this Sunday to Wednesday. Stick with the German; it sounds really interesting to me, and it'd be amazing to get really good at another language.
    Aww yeah it would be good to be able to speak another language properly...its just so hard!!
    Good luck with the interview!!
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    (Original post by smit1994)
    Got all 5 offers for Bsc Mathematics! Applied to Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield & Aston (back-up)
    wanting to go to University of Birmingham! ...from whom I received an offer today
    were the last ones to reply! Conditional AAB (with A in Mathematics)
    Who else is thinking of going to Uni of Birmingham to study Maths?
    Why Birmingham over Nottingham/Sheffield if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    Why Birmingham over Nottingham/Sheffield if you don't mind me asking?
    cuz sox and jaykae go there
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    (Original post by theharrovian)
    same, when's yours? mine's on the 6th
    Hey... I think I saw you yesterday!!!!
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    (Original post by Rahul.S)
    cuz sox and jaykae go there
    it's all good, they're my boys, all on a BB hype so it don't matter where I go. LOL.
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    Got a rejection from Oxford yesterday, and an invitation to interview at Manchester today
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    (Original post by alfredtehbutler)

    For instance, n+n=nxn
    That's only true for n=2 but isn't true for anything else.
    Sorry to be a bore but:

    

2n=n^2



n^2-2n=0



n(n-2)=0
    So 0 is also a solution.
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    (Original post by officeface)
    Sorry to be a bore but:

    

2n=n^2



n^2-2n=0



n(n-2)=0
    So 0 is also a solution.
    Very nice.
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    (Original post by hamina93)
    Hey... I think I saw you yesterday!!!!
    you probably did. when were your interviews?
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    (Original post by officeface)
    Sorry to be a bore but:

    

2n=n^2



n^2-2n=0



n(n-2)=0
    So 0 is also a solution.
    Oh dear lord! How did I not notice that!?
    I guess when I was trying to think of proofs and all that I thought of the simplest statement that would get my point across and I messed it up... FAIL! Thanks for calling me out on it
    I'll definitely make sure I check my maths next time!
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    Sent my application off on the 25th of nov..
    Heard back from Manchester a few hours ago for an interview on the 6th of Feb...
    Anyone attending it XD?
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    Has anyone else got a letter from Bath concerning the department open days? If so what date did you get and are you going? I went to the open day in September so I'm not sure if I should go again (says if you've visited before you don't need to come but yeah "/). Plus I live up in Scotland so it's a bit of a trek down to bath.

    P.s. Don't forgot to add yourself to the Mathematics Applicants 2012 stalking page if you already haven't!
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    Hi, I've applied for actuarial science, and thought here might be a good place to get some advice...

    I've received offers from City, Southampton, Heriot Watt, UEA and Kent.

    I think I'm going to firm Kent, it offers all possible exemptions, and a year in industry. How is Kent for Maths related courses and/or Actuarial Science?

    However, I don't know, out of UEA or HW, which to insure with. UEA is AAB, Heriot Watt ABB...UEA is a year in industry, HW encourages it but its not part of the actual course iykwim. HW is really far away, UEA is closer but I really, really wasn't keen on the accomodation (my loan barely covers it, so I want to feel comfortable seeing as I'll be starving to pay for it!) Which one would be better?
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    I really want to tell you guys what happened in my interview!! ie questions... alas i cannot =[
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    (Original post by maths134)
    I really want to tell you guys what happened in my interview!! ie questions... alas i cannot =[
    How did it go? Positive/negative?
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    How did it go? Positive/negative?
    well it started well when I was told that they are interviewing less this year than any other year lol. Then I feel like my interviews went well but im apprehensive to say that. They kinda followed a pattern of easy questions to harder ones and the prompts increased. The last question in my second interview required quite a few hints but i got there eventually. Saying that, I would not be surprised if i was rejected lol. Oh and the people were SOOO nice.
 
 
 
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