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1. (Original post by JahJah)
That exam was quite ridiculous compared to all the past papers. I thought that some of the maths was quite fun like (cosa+sina)^2= 1+root3/2
But some was just ridiculously hard. Like I don't think I did very well on that polar coordinates question that converted it into Cartesian. For that question did anyone get the transformation as 4 in positive X axis ?

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Yes, that is the answer my whole group got.
54 enough for a B?
54 for FKiNG 100
3. Ah okay thank you. I know in the form the question have it it made it look like the curve was an ellipse, when in fact the value I got for d was negative, making it a hyperbola. I think my value of d was -25/4. I'm pretty sure I was incorrect on this though as it seemed quite unlikely the Question would mislead you on that. What did you get for d ?

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4. (Original post by JahJah)
Ah okay thank you. I know in the form the question have it it made it look like the curve was an ellipse, when in fact the value I got for d was negative, making it a hyperbola. I think my value of d was -25/4. I'm pretty sure I was incorrect on this though as it seemed quite unlikely the Question would mislead you on that. What did you get for d ?

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One was 20 and one was 36. No negatives. Do you remember what the polar equation was?
5. Worst exam of my life
6. Does anyone have the paper or remember the 'impossible integral'?
7. (Original post by SherlockHolmes)
Does anyone have the paper or remember the 'impossible integral'?
What you on about? The x^-7lnx?

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8. (Original post by SherlockHolmes)
Does anyone have the paper or remember the 'impossible integral'?
Let p= 1/a

Lim(Ln(p)/p) as p approaches infinity

So a approaches 0

Replacing p with 1/a and using log laws you get one of the quoted limits in the spec
9. (Original post by SherlockHolmes)
Does anyone have the paper or remember the 'impossible integral'?
It was lnx/x^7 with limits infinity and 1 I believe.
10. How many marks was the Maclaurin expansion 2.080 thing

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11. (Original post by C0balt)
Well I got something like 2.0779 and rounded to 2.078 or something like that for the Maclaurin I have no idea what I did wrong
I got that as well :/
12. (Original post by Barbecuetime123)
Let p= 1/a
Yea
Lim(Ln(p)/p) as p approaches infinity

So a approaches 0

Replacing p with 1/a and using log laws you get one of the quoted limits in the spec
Is the value of it just 0?
13. Well, gap year it is...

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14. Well, suicide it is...
15. (Original post by CoIIins)
Is the value of it just 0?
Yes, then you had to use that limit because you got something in that form from the integration by parts. Final answer 1/36
17. (Original post by CoIIins)
Is the value of it just 0?
I think so.

What did people get for the Euler and maclaurin, I got 2.081 and 2.080
18. Can't wait for FP2 now.....

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19. (Original post by Barbecuetime123)
I think so.

What did people get for the Euler and maclaurin, I got 2.085 and 2.080
Do you remember how many marks was Maclaurin

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Can't wait for FP2 now.....

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Said no one, ever

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