which is harder M1 or M2 Watch

Poll: which is harder M1 or M2
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i find M1 so freaken hard even further maths dont compare to me atleast
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I think mechanics is just one of those things you either get or you don't, I found m2 a bit easier tbh as by then you know how to approach the questions.
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The thing with M1 is that it's not very relatable to what you've done at GCSE and is all new and so it's a harder jump from GCSE maths to Mechanics Maths. The jump from M1 to M2 is fairly small and M2 is a lot easier to get to grips with as the jump in difficulty is smaller. M2 is harder than M1, BUT M1 will require you to do more work as M1 will SEEM harder.
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M1 is terribad. I'm on it atm and it seriously needs time to go over and get your head around.
I would say its harder because its the first mechanics module you'll do before M2, once the basic thinking of M1 is achieved, M2 is easier to learn compared to learning M1 :]
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M1 content easier, M2 exam is easier.
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M1 has a harder exam, with M2 having harder content and M3 being the most interesting out of them
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M1 is making me crazy not matter how much i revise i never get it
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I'm self teaching them both. M1 I could do without reading the book since it was all motion and point forces which I'd already covered in physics. M2 on the other hand seems really hard since its all about centre of mass and forces in equilibrium something I haven't done in physics!!
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(Original post by sucess)
M1 is making me crazy not matter how much i revise i never get it
What parts don't you get?
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(Original post by Rational Paradox)
What parts don't you get?
dynamics and statics
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dynamics and statics
Vectors are surely harder, i cannot get my head around vectors whereas i can easily do statics o:
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Mechanics is pretty straight forward and for me it sorta clicked after a while but the thing i still have some hang ups on is circular motion with varying speeds, just oen of those things. Overall i'd say they're p[pretty equal. Not exactly easy but not particularly hard either with enough application.
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(Original post by iLurch)
Mechanics is pretty straight forward and for me it sorta clicked after a while but the thing i still have some hang ups on is circular motion with varying speeds, just oen of those things. Overall i'd say they're p[pretty equal. Not exactly easy but not particularly hard either with enough application.
me its the wording of some questions especially the ones that require you to draw diagrams


(Original post by Bakasplitz)
Vectors are surely harder, i cannot get my head around vectors whereas i can easily do statics o:
i get vectors but i doubt i will understand dynamics and statics in time for the exam
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The M1 exam was harder than the M2 exam for me (though I did better in the M1 exam owing to lower grade boundaries). Most people did better in M2 at my sixth form too.

Took longer for the penny to drop for M1, but for M2 it was literally just about doing as many questions as possible. Nothing too difficult.
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The main thing with diagrams is that they are to help you, just think through it logically and remember that for an object in equillibrium the forces horizontally and vertically must be balanced. And if it then moves just think what could make it move. Mechanics is all real world so its just thinking it through.
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It'll probably be a nightmare for teachers to teach (M1) from next year as I heard they're getting rid of vectors in the new GCSE syllabus
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It'll probably be a nightmare for teachers to teach (M1) from next year as I heard they're getting rid of vectors in the new GCSE syllabus
Wow for real?that will make alot of stuff at a level harder, a basic introduction in year11 saves so much time for more in depth topics later on.
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(Original post by chaz1992)
It'll probably be a nightmare for teachers to teach (M1) from next year as I heard they're getting rid of vectors in the new GCSE syllabus
If thats true that's a terrible decision OP I'd have to say M2 is obviously going to be the harder unit as it requires more maths from C3 and C4. However, M1 takes some people longer to understand as they need to get used to the basic concepts
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