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# Mathematics Applicants 2012 watch

1. (Original post by officeface)
It may ask you to express a complex number in mod-arg form, or vice versa (going the other way, simply expand the brackets on it - really easy). You don't do anything more with that til FP2.

Have you done (I think) C4 yet? That covers implicit differentiation and provides a much more elegant way of finding the eqn to the tangent in the parabola questions. Otherwise, here's how you do it:

Then put in your x coordinate to get the gradient of the tangent at that point.
Then use the equation Stick in the gradient as then x and y coordinates as and and off you go!

I don't think you need any knowledge of proofs except for induction in FP1.
Thank you thank you thank you!!
No i havent done C4 yet....just finished C3 (exam on monday was hell)
Are you doing the exam on monday?
2. (Original post by BeccaCath94)
Thank you thank you thank you!!
No i havent done C4 yet....just finished C3 (exam on monday was hell)
Are you doing the exam on monday?
Yep
3. I now (unofficially) have an A* in single maths, which is one of my conditions for cambridge done! Now comes the difficult bit....
4. (Original post by TheMagicMan)
I now (unofficially) have an A* in single maths, which is one of my conditions for cambridge done! Now comes the difficult bit....
How do you know, don't grades come out in march?

EDIT: Herp derp, just read the unofficially bit
I'm in a similar position.
5. (Original post by TheMagicMan)
I now (unofficially) have an A* in single maths, which is one of my conditions for cambridge done! Now comes the difficult bit....
Until it's official, I would not say anything just yet.
6. (Original post by TheMagicMan)
I now (unofficially) have an A* in single maths, which is one of my conditions for cambridge done! Now comes the difficult bit....
Yeh i feel the same lol. Although I felt edexcel C3/C4 were definitely more challenging this year
7. (Original post by maths134)
Yeh i feel the same lol. Although I felt edexcel C3/C4 were definitely more challenging this year
Yeah definitely. C4 last year was 69 for an A. 69 will probably get 90ish this year.
8. (Original post by maths134)
Yeh i feel the same lol. Although I felt edexcel C3/C4 were definitely more challenging this year
I think all boards are making things tougher this year. For AQA C3, C4, M2 and FP2 have been the toughest papers ever. And the C4 last June was 65/75 for 100 UMS! Scary times, but I do like a challenge.
9. (Original post by ben-smith)
How do you know, don't grades come out in march?

EDIT: Herp derp, just read the unofficially bit
I'm in a similar position.

(Original post by TheMagicMan)
I now (unofficially) have an A* in single maths, which is one of my conditions for cambridge done! Now comes the difficult bit....
Same I hope, I feel like I must have neared 100% at least but you can never be too sure

Did a bit of STEP II this morning, didn't go great but I misread a quite easy question which made me go wrong massively, and I wasn't putting much effort in honestly.

Need to ease into it until I'm ready to plough through questions
10. (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
I think all boards are making things tougher this year. For AQA C3, C4, M2 and FP2 have been the toughest papers ever. And the C4 last June was 65/75 for 100 UMS! Scary times, but I do like a challenge.
I'd agree with this, though I thought C4 was quite ordinary/easy. FP2 on AQA was an absolute killer
11. (Original post by hassi94)
I'd agree with this, though I thought C4 was quite ordinary/easy. FP2 on AQA was an absolute killer
Personally I could handle everything, except for the evil 6 marker at the end (damn you vectors!). M2 is meant to be extremely standard every year. That was not the case this year. Just hoping grade boundaries are nice to get me into the 90s. Aha yeah, my teachers were screwing when they saw FP2. Told us to watch out come June.
12. (Original post by officeface)
Yep
Good luck!
13. (Original post by BeccaCath94)
I have FP1 on monday....must be a different exam board!
Good luck!
Yeah I'm on the welsh board (WJEC) hope its kind!! you ready for it?
14. (Original post by gwenllian94)
Yeah I'm on the welsh board (WJEC) hope its kind!! you ready for it?
Ahh i'm doing edexcel.....
Ermm sort of...i've been getting low Bs in the past papers so hopefully over the weekend i can iron out the mistakes! Would love an A!
15. I have all my offers for maths, now. :-)
16. Grrrrr, Imperial...
17. (Original post by croag)
I have all my offers for maths, now. :-)
Well done
Where did you apply? any ideas on firm yet?
I've got 4/5 offers
18. (Original post by ben-smith)
Grrrrr, Imperial...
Still no offer?
19. (Original post by BeccaCath94)
Ahh i'm doing edexcel.....
Ermm sort of...i've been getting low Bs in the past papers so hopefully over the weekend i can iron out the mistakes! Would love an A!
Yeah I've been able to scrape an A in some of the hard papers! Cross fingers that they're nice don't like doing the mathematical induction question, so hope that ones alright! Good luck to you on monday!
20. (Original post by ben-smith)
Grrrrr, Imperial...
They haven't updated my UCAS either...

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