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    I will start a new thread posting some challenging questions from old papers.

    These questions come from the London Board Spec B and Spec D, which renamed to ULEAC from 1993 to 1997, EdExcel from 1997 and now Pearson.

    The actual papers from which these questions have been drawn were called
    SPECIALFURTHER MATHS PAPERS or SPECIAL FURTHER PURE MATHS PAPERS .
    (2 separate types)

    Where marking schemes exist I will eventually post them.

    There will be particular useful for people attempting STEP, if they want additional practice with material rarely seen these days.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Special Further Maths Paper 1987, Q1

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    Damn, I can't see it?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Damn, I can't see it?


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    I would love to help you but I have no marking scheme for this paper and after a solid day teaching (I start at 7 a.m on Saturdays) and a solid dinner I feel like a hibernating snake at the moment.

    try harder
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I would love to help you but I have no marking scheme for this paper and after a solid day teaching (I start at 7 a.m on Saturdays) and a solid dinner I feel like a hibernating snake at the moment.

    try harder
    No I can't see the image lol. The actual question I can't see it visually. Not talking about mathematics lolx


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    No I can't see the image lol. The actual question I can't see it visually. Not talking about mathematics lolx


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    I just tried and it downloads fine

    browser problem or your phone ...
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I just tried and it downloads fine

    browser problem or your phone ...
    iPhone 6?? Maybe it's an apple thing. I'll load on browser instead of app.



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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    iPhone 6?? Maybe it's an apple thing. I'll load on browser instead of app.



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    loads fine

    it shows 21 views so far
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    loads fine

    it shows 21 views so far
    Yh works fine in the browser.
    Also u see all these step type questions etc are they all on your website or all in one place to view?
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yh works fine in the browser.
    Also u see all these step type questions etc are they all on your website or all in one place to view?
    They are not in my website.
    Only items in my site are items I "fully own"

    I need permission for these because they are third party.
    this is also the reason why I have to put one question a day rather than attach whole papers...
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    They are not in my website.
    Only items in my site are items I "fully own"

    I need permission for these because they are third party.
    this is also the reason why I have to put one question a day rather than attach whole papers...
    Ah ok. Thanks for the material anyway!
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    Ah ok. Thanks for the material anyway!
    anytime
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Special Further Maths Paper 1987, Q3


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    Quick question, do you know what these S levels are. Apparently they were equivalents of step?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Quick question, do you know what these S levels are. Apparently they were equivalents of step?


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    different style, roughly the same difficulty
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    different style, roughly the same difficulty
    Sorry to bother again but do you have access to these papers, if not do you know where I can get these papers from?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Quick question, do you know what these S levels are. Apparently they were equivalents of step?


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    Optional additional papers that you could sit at the same time as A level. Depending on the exam board they were either graded 1, 2 and U (a bit like step) or Distinction, Merit and Unclassified. Like the A level papers themselves they were 3 hours long, but I think you were only awarded an S level grade if you achieved a B or above in the basic A level itself, or some weird rule like that!
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Sorry to bother again but do you have access to these papers, if not do you know where I can get these papers from?


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    no idea
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Special Further Maths Paper 1987, Q16


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    Have you solved this question? I seem to get precisely the opposite result to that quoted: that the KE when pivoted is 3/4 the KE when free.
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    Have you solved this question? I seem to get precisely the opposite result to that quoted: that the KE when pivoted is 3/4 the KE when free.
    I am afraid I have not

    very busy these days with other projects/I do not have a marking scheme either for this question
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    without telling you the obvious there will be rotation about the centre of mass and translation of the centre of mass in the unconstrained case so there are extra bits from that
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    (Original post by atsruser)
    Here's my solution which seems to disagree with the result expected in the question.

    I cannot see anything wrong with your solution, so

    either
    there is a mistake (in those days I remember occasionally inside the papers where errata slips which of course has not survived to my hands)

    or there is a silly mistake made and we both cannot see it

    I will attempt the question from scratch later to see

    thanks for pointing it out.
 
 
 
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