Does anyone know how different studying statistics at alevel and at uni is?
also what does mathematical sciences exactly involve?
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- Thread Starter
- 17-02-2006 23:46
- 18-02-2006 02:23
Mathematical sciences I think is to do with getting a strong foundation in mathematics (usually in the earlier modules covering the basics of number theory, more rigorous calculus, and so on), and then offer options in applications, an enormous range. It depends on where you study, but I know you can also study more theoretical options. Topics like music/signal processing, mathematical biology, thermodynmaics, logic and programming, quantum mechanics. Truely an amazing spectrum of topics depending on the particular course.
- 18-02-2006 15:47
The stats you do at uni varies drastically and is dependent on which uni you go to. It could be highly theoritical or applied. If its theoritical then you will learn and understand the background behind each concept in stats. If its more of an applied course then you learn a concept and turn a handle (ie input some numbers).
But generally most unis will start at the beginning of stats because they will assume that everyone took different module combinations at A-level.