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    Does anyone out there have any suggestions as to which books and materials would be suitable to look at before embarking on a maths degree??
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    This thread has lots of different books you can get http://www.uk-learning.net/t54205.html

    This book has been recommended to me for my first year of a maths degree which can be ordered here http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...I36AMEE23PBKNJ
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    I would advise you wait and see what the lecturers reccomended course books are.
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    I really don't see the point in reading before uni begins. Everyone is going to be doing the same course material and attending the same lectures etc so there's no real advantage to be had.
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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    I really don't see the point in reading before uni begins. Everyone is going to be doing the same course material and attending the same lectures etc so there's no real advantage to be had.
    But you are least distracted during the vacations. I always found that the time I least wanted to work was term time!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    But you are least distracted during the vacations. I always found that the time I least wanted to work was term time!
    Hehe fair enough, but personally I'd feel like a bit of a loser if I needed work to distract me during a vacation away from work...
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    Anyone here going Oxford Uni to study maths????
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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    I really don't see the point in reading before uni begins. Everyone is going to be doing the same course material and attending the same lectures etc so there's no real advantage to be had.

    It's not a case of gettin and advantage over other students but merely just tryin to get a feel of what a uni maths course entails!!!
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    (Original post by zaman002)
    It's not a case of gettin and advantage over other students but merely just tryin to get a feel of what a uni maths course entails!!!
    Deep mathematical thought
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Deep mathematical thought
    He he he!!!! Definitely!!!
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    (Original post by zaman002)
    Anyone here going Oxford Uni to study maths????
    I'll hopefully be studying Physics @ Oxford in Oct! I know that isn't excatly Maths but it has a lot of Maths in it! So I'm keeping an eye on this thread for good maths books! lol. Hopefully my P4-P6 books will arrive some time this wk from amazon (I didn't do FM @ A-Level).
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    I'll hopefully be studying Physics @ Oxford in Oct! I know that isn't excatly Maths but it has a lot of Maths in it! So I'm keeping an eye on this thread for good maths books! lol. Hopefully my P4-P6 books will arrive some time this wk from amazon (I didn't do FM @ A-Level).

    Physics @ oxford sounds like ur the next elpaw (female version!)
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    I'll hopefully be studying Physics @ Oxford in Oct! I know that isn't excatly Maths but it has a lot of Maths in it! So I'm keeping an eye on this thread for good maths books! lol. Hopefully my P4-P6 books will arrive some time this wk from amazon (I didn't do FM @ A-Level).
    Those books are good...I ended up teaching myself most of Further Maths, mostly because of a shocking attendance record at lessons.
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    (Original post by integral_neo)
    Physics @ oxford sounds like ur the next elpaw (female version!)
    HAHAHAHAHAHA <histerical laughter>. Some how I REALLY doubt that! Let's just say if you place ppl on a scale of 1 - 10 for how good they are, Elpaw's like 10 and I'm like 1!
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    Those books are good...I ended up teaching myself most of Further Maths, mostly because of a shocking attendance record at lessons.
    I'm hoping they'll be good! We used P1-P3, M1-2 & S1 at sch in single maths lesson, so I'm hoping they'll be valuable resources!
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    I'm hoping they'll be good! We used P1-P3, M1-2 & S1 at sch in single maths lesson, so I'm hoping they'll be valuable resources!
    Plus there are lots of helpful people on UKL if you get stuck.
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    I'll hopefully be studying Physics @ Oxford in Oct! I know that isn't excatly Maths but it has a lot of Maths in it! So I'm keeping an eye on this thread for good maths books! lol. Hopefully my P4-P6 books will arrive some <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=time&v=56">time</a> this wk from <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=amazon&v=56">amazon </a> (I didn't do FM @ A-Level).

    Hey hoofbeat!! Yep, from what i've heard physics will have its fair share of maths and i reckon you've got a gud plan there by ordering P4-P6 coz a lot of people i've spoken to who are gonna do physics at uni have started to look up mechanics books and stuff like that when really, i think, pure maths is gonna be the key! Not wanting to sound tooooooooo technical, but i've read the Oxford Maths booklet and it says that we learn about electromagnetism in the 3rd year and to deal with 'flux lines' we use Maxwell's partial differential eqn's which is pure stuff...........ok, i've bored u there right??!!!! Good luck with gettin the grades for Oxford, hope to see u there too!!
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    (Original post by zaman002)
    Hey hoofbeat!! Yep, from what i've heard physics will have its fair share of maths and i reckon you've got a gud plan there by ordering P4-P6 coz a lot of people i've spoken to who are gonna do physics at uni have started to look up mechanics books and stuff like that when really, i think, pure maths is gonna be the key! Not wanting to sound tooooooooo technical, but i've read the Oxford Maths booklet and it says that we learn about electromagnetism in the 3rd year and to deal with 'flux lines' we use Maxwell's partial differential eqn's which is pure stuff...........ok, i've bored u there right??!!!! Good luck with gettin the grades for Oxford, hope to see u there too!!
    i thort we did electromag in the first year? I got given a booklet from St Hilda's (as they send me details of my open offer) with loads of maths questions to do and most of it is ure (P1-6) not Mechanics.

    What college are you hoping to be studing physics at?

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE - 6DAYS!
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    Normally a first year treatment of electromagnetism is a basic study of electrostatics and magnetostatics, and maybe some very basic dynamic stuff in highly symmetrical situations. It won't really be until higher years that you start using vector calculus and more non-symmetrical situations.
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    i thort we did electromag in the first year? I got given a booklet from St Hilda's (as they send me details of my open offer) with loads of maths questions to do and most of it is ure (P1-6) not Mechanics.

    What <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=college&v=56">colle ge</a> are you hoping to be studing physics at?

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE - 6DAYS!
    Sorry if my last reply seemed as though i was goin for physics.......i'm not!!! I've been offered at St Anne's to study maths, and to make things sounds more weird i don't even do physics for A-Level!!! I haven't recieved any booklets and stuff from St Anne's yet..............any reason why??!!!
 
 
 
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