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# AEA Prep Thread - 25th June 2015 (Edexcel) watch

1. Why is the specimen paper so difficult
2. (Original post by 11234)
Why is the specimen paper so difficult
The later parts of Q6 look hard but I'd say it's pretty similar to one you'd get today. No vectors is always a plus too lol.
3. (Original post by fatart123)
The later parts of Q6 look hard but I'd say it's pretty similar to one you'd get today. No vectors is always a plus too lol.
could you explain 5b
4. (Original post by 11234)
could you explain 5b
I haven't done the paper (probably do it later for practice) but is it not just sketching 2 graphs for the value of k you found in a)? g(x) factorises easily and f(x) is just a case of sketching two different functions for the correct domains.
5. sorry 6b
6. Ca anyone post any problems please
7. (Original post by 11234)
Ca anyone post any problems please
I'll PM you a problem I made, I'm not sure exactly how difficult it is, it's meant to take about 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes. It basically only needs C4 stuff and a bit of complex numbers from the further pure modules just to start off the question (If you haven't done further pure modules you can just skip the starting part of the question, you need to use the result you deduce in later parts but it is a show that so yeah...)
8. (Original post by mmms95)
is anyone else feeling really unprepared for this exam?
Yeah. not too confident on summation
9. Me
(Original post by mmms95)
is anyone else feeling really unprepared for this exam?
10. aare we the last year to do this
11. (Original post by mmms95)
how many papers have you done?
0. You
12. Could anyone post any summation problems
13. (Original post by mmms95)
same
feeling so demotivated after that fp3 paper lol how was it for you?
It wasn't good. But I'm happy with what I managed to do. I'm Just really tired. This is the 7th week of examinations for me.
14. (Original post by 11234)
Could anyone post any summation problems
June 2014 q4.
15. All summation problems:
q4 2014
q4 2013
q3 2012 kinda
q3 2011

They're a lot more common on the really old papers (<2005), so try those if you run out. Tbh, I think if a summation problem and a vector problem come up as the last questions on Thursday I'm pretty ****ed
16. (Original post by fatart123)
All summation problems:
q4 2014
q4 2013
q3 2012 kinda
q3 2011

They're a lot more common on the really old papers (<2005), so try those if you run out. Tbh, I think if a summation problem and a vector problem come up as the last questions on Thursday I'm pretty ****ed
do you know any websites with summation problems like in aea
17. (Original post by 11234)
do you know any websites with summation problems like in aea

(****+) are probably to AEA standard.
18. In the warwick solutions, they refer to 'global maxima'. I'm not really sure what that means, and how it differs from a normal maximum point?
19. (Original post by Bendak)
In the warwick solutions, they refer to 'global maxima'. I'm not really sure what that means, and how it differs from a normal maximum point?
differentiation does not find true maxima/minima
it finds LOCAL maxima/minima
think of a cubic
20. (Original post by fatart123)

(****+) are probably to AEA standard.
(*****) but there are only a few in this thread

there are more here, but not the questions which involve convergence

I will format some series questions and put them in another post

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