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Maths has got to be one of the easiest subjects. Easier than media and business studies at any rate!
I would beg to differ, as i'm sure would many others, but difficulty is subjective.
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Maths has got to be one of the easiest subjects. Easier than media and business studies at any rate!
I disagree. Maths is generally regarded as one of the hardest subjects.

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I disagree. Maths is generally regarded as one of the hardest subjects.

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Sum people have a natural talent for maths, i dont but i try hard and do reasonably well.
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Maths has got to be one of the easiest subjects. Easier than media and business studies at any rate!
You're not doing the free-standing units by any chance?
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Sum people have a natural talent for maths, i dont but i try hard and do reasonably well.
Im finding it a piece of piss. Getting to grips with trig diff. is hard but its not that bad. Business is WAY harder.
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It worries me applicants choosing a degree or a university on the percieved employability of the resultant degree.

I hate to break this to you all but you're not employers, and on the evidence of this thread you don't seem to know what employers are looking for (with the exception of Dani who has very specific goals in a very specific industry and has researched them thouroughly - and also Daveo who's lucky enough to have a job for life if he can get through the next 4 yrs of study).

And more to the point not one person on this thread...and not one person on this planet...knows what employers will be looking for in their potential employees in 2, 3, 4 years time - I certainly don't know.

So why base your choice of subject on this unknown factor - why dismiss another subject as less worthwhile based on a complete unknown? Baffles me...admittedly the whole applying for uni is a stressfull time - and the reassurance that comes of believing that your decisions now will set you up for the next 10, 20, 45 yrs is not to be dismissed - but that's all it is a belief...it's a guess that you put your faith into and holds no guarantees.

The employment market has changed dramatically in the last 50 yrs, and the changes aren't stopping they're only gathering pace...the most important skill anyone applying to university can learn is to deal with change and thrive in uncertain situations...the only certainty in life now is death, taxes and change.

Please stop bickering about your personal opinions based on you personal assupmtions based on your personal experiences...it's a waste of everyones time and in the end it will only affect yourselves. Putting other peoples achievements and opinions down doesn't make your achievements or opinions greater - it just makes your attitude nastier.

Thank you

(please note I include myself in all the implications included in the above rant/statement)
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It worries me applicants choosing a degree or a university on the percieved employability of the resultant degree.

I hate to break this to you all but you're not employers, and on the evidence of this thread you don't seem to know what employers are looking for (with the exception of Dani who has very specific goals in a very specific industry and has researched them thouroughly - and also Daveo who's lucky enough to have a job for life if he can get through the next 4 yrs of study).

And more to the point not one person on this thread...and not one person on this planet...knows what employers will be looking for in their potential employees in 2, 3, 4 years time - I certainly don't know.

So why base your choice of subject on this unknown factor - why dismiss another subject as less worthwhile based on a complete unknown? Baffles me...admittedly the whole applying for uni is a stressfull time - and the reassurance that comes of believing that your decisions now will set you up for the next 10, 20, 45 yrs is not to be dismissed - but that's all it is a belief...it's a guess that you put your faith into and holds no guarantees.

The employment market has changed dramatically in the last 50 yrs, and the changes aren't stopping they're only gathering pace...the most important skill anyone applying to university can learn is to deal with change and thrive in uncertain situations...the only certainty in life now is death, taxes and change.

Please stop bickering about your personal opinions based on you personal assupmtions based on your personal experiences...it's a waste of everyones time and in the end it will only affect yourselves. Putting other peoples achievements and opinions down doesn't make your achievements or opinions greater - it just makes your attitude nastier.

Thank you

(please note I include myself in all the implications included in the above rant/statement)
Please note I exclude myself from this rant
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Well you may still think i'm arrogant but i agree with most of what u ranted about, nobody really knows, we can only guess
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Please note I exclude myself from this rant
Do you study your subject because you love it? If so you're excluded.
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It worries me applicants choosing a degree or a university on the percieved employability of the resultant degree.

I hate to break this to you all but you're not employers, and on the evidence of this thread you don't seem to know what employers are looking for (with the exception of Dani who has very specific goals in a very specific industry and has researched them thouroughly - and also Daveo who's lucky enough to have a job for life if he can get through the next 4 yrs of study).

And more to the point not one person on this thread...and not one person on this planet...knows what employers will be looking for in their potential employees in 2, 3, 4 years time - I certainly don't know.

So why base your choice of subject on this unknown factor - why dismiss another subject as less worthwhile based on a complete unknown? Baffles me...admittedly the whole applying for uni is a stressfull time - and the reassurance that comes of believing that your decisions now will set you up for the next 10, 20, 45 yrs is not to be dismissed - but that's all it is a belief...it's a guess that you put your faith into and holds no guarantees.

The employment market has changed dramatically in the last 50 yrs, and the changes aren't stopping they're only gathering pace...the most important skill anyone applying to university can learn is to deal with change and thrive in uncertain situations...the only certainty in life now is death, taxes and change.

Please stop bickering about your personal opinions based on you personal assupmtions based on your personal experiences...it's a waste of everyones time and in the end it will only affect yourselves. Putting other peoples achievements and opinions down doesn't make your achievements or opinions greater - it just makes your attitude nastier.

Thank you

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All that is 100% true except i have 4 and a 1/2 yrs left! HEHE

On a more serious note! THis is correct and with ever more people gettin ever better results and more people getting degrees it can ony get harder for employers to choose their workforce in the future!
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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
Do you study your subject because you love it? If so you're excluded.
Course I love it. Not that it's my life or anything but I enjoy it. It's just a nice coincidence to me that it's employable.
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Do you study your subject because you love it? If so you're excluded.
I study my subject because i love it, does that mean i'm excluded, thats also why i defend it so strongly, and it is also why i will accept a relaltivly small sallery for a very high level of education, which happens in scientific research
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I'd pay money to see that!!.....and that doesn't mean an as-level maths exam paper by the way
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Well go ahead and try it, wiseguy.
Differentiation = method to work out a formula for the gradiant at any point = anx^n-1

Integration = backwards differentiation

tanx = sinx/cosx

(sinx)^2 + (cosx)^2 = 1

That's about all you need to know for P1. The year I do it, the only thing I need to know beyond GCSE is how to differentiate - all trig. and integration has been removed.

v = u + at

v^2 = u^2 + 2as

s = ut + (1/2)*at^2

Diagonal force can be split into its constituent horizontal and vertical parts like vectors.

That's half the M1 syllabus and most of this is taught at GCSE if you do triple science.
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All that is 100% true except i have 4 and a 1/2 yrs left! HEHE

On a more serious note! THis is correct and with ever more people gettin ever better results and more people getting degrees it can ony get harder for employers to choose their workforce in the future!
Yeah I think thats another reason why more and more people are choosing to do masters and PHd's. There is an other side to all this though and it benefits gradautes. The more graduates there are there and more difficult it gets for non graduates to get jobs. Therefor if you want to get a decent job you must have a degree (in most cases) but if you have a degree it dosn't guarentee you will get a good job.
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I study my subject because i love it, does that mean i'm excluded, thats also why i defend it so strongly,
Well then you should understand why Kates and Dani feel so strongly.
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Differentiation = method to calculate rate of change in gradient = anx^n-1

Integration = backwards differentiation

tanx = sinx/cosx

(sinx)^2 + (cosx)^2 = 1

That's about all you need to know for P1. The year I do it, the only thing I need to know beyond GCSE is how to differentiate - all trig. and integration has been removed.

v = u + at

v^2 = u^2 + 2as

s = ut + (1/2)*at^2

Diagonal force can be split into its constituent horizontal and vertical parts like vectors.

That's half the M1 syllabus and most of this is taught at GCSE if you do triple science.
Bullcrap and you know it. Linear interpolation? Vectors? And what about the other module? I'd like to see this...
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Lol Yay me for not being included!!
I mean though I haven't got an exact specific goal (except to be a very rich columnist with the best clothes and a very gorgeous rich husband and to do all my grocery shopping in harrods (jk))
but I mean I still don't know what area of journalism I want to go into, everybody always asks me that and I certainly know it's not going to be

a)Celebs-Can't stand the celeb mags, I mean yeah sure they are unaturally good looking and skinny but does that make them special?

b)Money-If I can't save it, I can't help anybody else

c)Sport-Hahahaha yeah right

d)Politics-I'm too opinionated and if I were Jeremy Paxman the PM would have had it from my fist

e)Weddings-Yuk

f)Fashion- It's a fact, I have NO style

Doesn't really leave me much, maybe music...or war correspondance you know danger money and all that
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Yeah I think thats another reason why more and more people are choosing to do masters and PHd's. There is an other side to all this though and it benefits gradautes. The more graduates there are there and more difficult it gets for non graduates to get jobs. Therefor if you want to get a decent job you must have a degree (in most cases) but if you have a degree it dosn't guarentee you will get a good job.
i think that is a bad thing about society, i think the govenment shouldnt be encouragning more people to go to univerisity, they should encourage those who want to go for a reason, but i know quite a few people whoi are goin cos everyone else is.
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Yeah I think thats another reason why more and more people are choosing to do masters and PHd's. There is an other side to all this though and it benefits gradautes. The more graduates there are there and more difficult it gets for non graduates to get jobs. Therefor if you want to get a decent job you must have a degree (in most cases) but if you have a degree it dosn't guarentee you will get a good job.
Yeah thats true i'd not thought of that!
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(Original post by Harry Potter)
Differentiation = method to calculate rate of change in gradient = anx^n-1

Integration = backwards differentiation

tanx = sinx/cosx

(sinx)^2 + (cosx)^2 = 1

That's about all you need to know for P1. The year I do it, the only thing I need to know beyond GCSE is how to differentiate - all trig. and integration has been removed.

v = u + at

v^2 = u^2 + 2as

s = ut + (1/2)*at^2

Diagonal force can be split into its constituent horizontal and vertical parts like vectors.

That's half the M1 syllabus and most of this is taught at GCSE if you do triple science.
Theyre cutting trig out of the first year?!?!?!? surely the second year will be solid trig then lol
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