Engineering/Physics/Astronomy - best mathematic modules to study.Watch
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In general you need the following topics in mathematics:
Single Variable Calculus
Multi Variable Calculus
Linear Algebra with dirac notation from my point of view
Probability, Random Process and Statistics
Applied Mathematics or Mechanics
I don't know how much of this is included in your A-levels, but i would think that do every maths modules available in A-levels
For example you'll need multi-variable calculus in order to derive the Big Bang if you wish to study physics or astronomy, or derive Maxwell's equations if studying physics or engineering...
Believe it or not sometimes you'll have all of those topics of mathematic in one engineering equation all combined to model a system.
One important issue is you may visualize one subject from different mathematical views
For example if you have a series you may easily convert that into linear algebra and vice versa.
I strongly recommend you lear Euclidian geometry and Principia by Great Sir I Newton.
So basically the more maths you can do the better results you can get.
You need to build a really strong foundation and master mathematics inside out...
How many mechanics modules are enough to do either Engineering/Physics/Astronomy at a good university like Imperial or Oxford, and by the way is statistics or decision maths even necessary. (This is for both a-level and further maths modules)? If there is no exact answer, could you all just post the perfect a-level maths/further maths modules to study please.
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Most of the maths you'll study in an engineering degree revolves around calculus. Therefore, the best modules to study are the calculus based ones. Statistics can be useful too, but in my experience it's the calculus that's the killer.
What have you picked so far? I'm applying for engineering at Cambridge and I'm doing:
C1 C2 S1; C3 C4 D1 -- maths
FP1 M1 M2; FP2 FP3 M3 -- further maths
I'm now starting A2 and I really like this combo