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    Its simple, if you are about to chose which maths to take then opt for pure and mechanics. Statistics is the biggest pile of rubbish, and in no way does S1 match M1 in terms of enjoyability (yes its true maths can be enjoyable).

    Having studied both M1 and S1 (edexcel) I must say S1 is an utter bore.
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    It doesn't matter it still counts as a module and is just as valid as a mechanics module.
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    (Original post by G4ry)
    It doesn't matter it still counts as a module and is just as valid as a mechanics module.
    Ok in terms of results maybe not, but I think enjoyment is a key factor of any success. Stats seems pointless to me, I just don't get much thrill from punching in a zillion numbers into my calculator to work out a standard deviation or whatever.
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    (Original post by G4ry)
    It doesn't matter it still counts as a module and is just as valid as a mechanics module.


    yeh and
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Ok in terms of results I just don't get much thrill from punching in a zillion numbers into my calculator to work out a standard deviation or whatever.

    You can say that again
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    1. Academic sub-forum.

    2. Does anyone really care?
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    2. Does anyone really care?
    Don't be like that. It was a fair point
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    Statistics is easy. Don't tell people what to do, let them decide for themselves. I'd choose stats over mechanics, it's my preferred taste. Though pure is in my opinion best. I'd probably pick discrete above mechanics...

    It's up to the individual, what would suit them better or what they enjoy more.
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    (Original post by eddiedaboss)
    Its simple, if you are about to chose which maths to take then opt for pure and mechanics. Statistics is the biggest pile of rubbish, and in no way does S1 match M1 in terms of enjoyability (yes its true maths can be enjoyable).

    Having studied both M1 and S1 (edexcel) I must say S1 is an utter bore.
    Ok, directly translated Swedish saying here: Taste is like your rear end - divided. Personally the language subjects bore the hell out of me, but I recognisethat other people ( my girlfriend among them) think they are interesting. I know a few people in my class who hate the Set theory we had as an optional topic, but who does not have much against statistics. I, however, just decided to memorise the statistic formulas 2 days before the exam.
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    (Original post by eddiedaboss)
    (yes its true maths can be enjoyable).
    It's the most enjoyable thing in the world.

    And I agree with you mainly, although stats can have its more interesting moments.
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Ok, directly translated Swedish saying here: Taste is like your rear end - divided. Personally the language subjects bore the hell out of me, but I recognisethat other people ( my girlfriend among them) think they are interesting. I know a few people in my class who hate the Set theory we had as an optional topic, but who does not have much against statistics. I, however, just decided to memorise the statistic formulas 2 days before the exam.
    Did you get a new girlfriend cuz I can't ever remember having enjoyed statistics.
    Calculus is my happytrigger. And vector geometry.
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    I think it completely depends on the person. I don't think someone can turn around and say that statistics is a load of rubbish because each person prefers different types of maths. I think statistics is more accessible to maths students because it makes more sense and its more applicable to people of our age (ie we all understand the practical uses of probability etc). I think statistics is very methodical (ie learn this method, apply it) without us really understanding where all these seemingly random formulae come from (eg the normal distribution equation), so in that sense it doesn't offer us the opportunity to really understand it, but I'm sure if some of the ideas were covered in more depth we would all start to appreciate stats more! I do understand why a lot of people don't enjoy it though. Mechanics on the other hand - yes its extremely applicable, and it explores some wonderful areas of mathematics but no-one's mentioned how crude everything we learn in mechanics is! Everything we learn is just modelling - which in fact is very innaccurate compared to what scientists/engineers etc actually use. It offers us some interesting areas of study, but much of it is not infact applicable. So...I think what Im trying to say I find stats enjoyable but mechs interesting!
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    (Original post by Linda)
    Did you get a new girlfriend cuz I can't ever remember having enjoyed statistics.
    Calculus is my happytrigger. And vector geometry.
    Talked about languages.
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Talked about languages.
    huh?
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    (Original post by Linda)
    huh?
    Read my post again.
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Read my post again.
    hehe, I'm sorry... btw I don't like languages. I like literature. Major difference.
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    1. Academic sub-forum.

    2. Does anyone really care?

    Well obviously they do!
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    No one going to mention discrete then...
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    (Original post by XTinaA)
    No one going to mention discrete then...

    Does anyone here find S2 as easy as P1
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    (Original post by eddiedaboss)
    Does anyone here find S2 as easy as P1
    Bungled through P1 (not so much not having a clue as not being very energetic about it) and I have to teach myself S2 which is going slowly at best. Would smack P1 now though! As for S2, I can't be bothered.
 
 
 

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