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    Did anyone take this exam? Have I missed a thread about it?
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    I did, I'm not sure there was a thread about it.

    Edit: I don't think there was actually, it's a bit unpopular. All my other modules (except S2) have threads.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I did, I'm not sure there was a thread about it.

    Edit: I don't think there was actually, it's a bit unpopular. All my other modules (except S2) have threads.
    How do IAL papers compare to normal in M3?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    How do IAL papers compare to normal in M3?
    I usually find IAL M3 papers a slight bit harder than the normal ones, but I'd wager that this year (sans the nasty moments) was easier than a normal home M3 paper. I'm screwed for this exam, tbh. Hoping I can scrape 70 UMS. (self-teaching moments did not work out). Might pick up S3 for June to cover this one up, not sure.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I usually find IAL M3 papers a slight bit harder than the normal ones, but I'd wager that this year (sans the nasty moments) was easier than a normal home M3 paper. I'm screwed for this exam, tbh. Hoping I can scrape 70 UMS. (self-teaching moments did not work out). Might pick up S3 for June to cover this one up, not sure.
    Wow that sounds harsh .. sorry to hear abt the exam
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Wow that sounds harsh .. sorry to hear abt the exam
    Thanks. It'll be a sore sight on my results sheet this march. Oh well. Nothing I can do about it now. :lol:
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Thanks. It'll be a sore sight on my results sheet this march. Oh well. Nothing I can do about it now. :lol:
    Ah well - chin up

    I self taught M3 as well. What parts of moments did you think you didn't cover well?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Ah well - chin up

    I self taught M3 as well. What parts of moments did you think you didn't cover well?
    I can deal with M1 moments just fine, most of M2 moments - but M3 ones just confuse me. I don't really understand the whole resolve distance perpendicular thingy or whatever. I suspect my incompetence is due to lack of a textbook and examsolutions not having done the entire module.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I can deal with M1 moments just fine, most of M2 moments - but M3 ones just confuse me. I don't really understand the whole resolve distance perpendicular thingy or whatever. I suspect my incompetence is due to lack of a textbook and examsolutions not having done the entire module.
    Oh I see - Yeah even M2 ones I find somewhat challenging. I suppose I should revisit it. Did you use the FM support website video?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Oh I see - Yeah even M2 ones I find somewhat challenging. I suppose I should revisit it. Did you use the FM support website video?
    Yups, those! They were crap. I googled most things and just practiced. Confident of everything except moments and boom, 18 mark moment question in the exam - plus the boundaries are strict, so down goes my UMS.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yups, those! They were crap. I googled most things and just practiced. Confident of everything except moments and boom, 18 mark moment question in the exam - plus the boundaries are strict, so down goes my UMS.
    Holy f*** 18 marks!? That's almost a quarter of the paper
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Holy f*** 18 marks!? That's almost a quarter of the paper
    Sorry, I think it was 15 marks, I forgot. One of 15 or 18. Split into three parts. One was a standard centre of mass, got that. Another was a proof of some centre of mass of an object using integration. Another was the usual particle of mass km, find k, etc...
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Sorry, I think it was 15 marks, I forgot. One of 15 or 18. Split into three parts. One was a standard centre of mass, got that. Another was a proof of some centre of mass of an object using integration. Another was the usual particle of mass km, find k, etc...
    Well either way that's still a lot. Interesting though, I'll have to do the paper myself
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    Hey mate,

    Do you need the M3 book? I've got a PDF version.
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    (Original post by Marxist)
    Hey mate,

    Do you need the M3 book? I've got a PDF version.
    I got my hands on it the day before the exam.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
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    The exams over and done a week ago.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I got my hands on it the day before the exam.
    Do S3 next year?
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    (Original post by Marxist)
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    The exams over and done a week ago.
    I am sorry to hear that
 
 
 
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