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    Hello, can anyone tell me what physics is like at a level and how hard it is, what sort of maths is involved is it mainly rearranging equations and how good exactly do you have to be at maths to do it, is it ridiculously hard to do without maths a level, do you learn about quantum physics at all?
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    There's a lot of rearranging formulas and there is a lot of formulas to learn as well. You will get a data sheet for most formulas but there are still some formulas you need to know and some from derivations. There is also a lot of long info stuff, to give an example of what I mean since its poorly explained: at A2 you need to know how type 1a supernovas showed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

    Also this year they started with first year course exams to have multiple choice questions which can be quite hard with some of them if you work slowly with formulas. A2 unit 4 always had multiple choice.
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    Well I'm rubbish at maths and don't do it with physics. But I love it. The maths can be challenging at times *cough* Mechanics *cough*

    The maths involved is mainly based on rearranging formulas, trig and Pythagoras, but what you are really tested on is the application of how you apply the math to the questions.

    You do learn about quantum physics, involving the fundamental particles in an atom and the interactions within them. But they are really cool and interesting to read on!

    If you have any more questions about doing Physics without maths, feel free to ask!

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    (Original post by aamirac)
    Well I'm rubbish at maths and don't do it with physics. But I love it. The maths can be challenging at times *cough* Mechanics *cough*

    The maths involved is mainly based on rearranging formulas, trig and Pythagoras, but what you are really tested on is the application of how you apply the math to the questions.

    You do learn about quantum physics, involving the fundamental particles in an atom and the interactions within them. But they are really cool and interesting to read on!

    If you have any more questions about doing Physics without maths, feel free to ask!

    -A
    Found mechanics at AS harder than further mechanics at A2.
 
 
 
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