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    What intrigued you to study a maths degree at uni? Was it the a level?

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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    What intrigued you to study a maths degree at uni? Was it the a level?

    I honestly want to know...
    The challenge, the versatility of the degree, my pure interest in the subject (main one), and I guess I'm good at the subject in general (?)
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    The challenge, the versatility of the degree, my pure interest in the subject (main one), and I guess I'm good at the subject in general (?)
    Oh right
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    My main reason was interest in the subject also.
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    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    My main reason was interest in the subject also.
    What did you do at a level?
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    The challenge, the versatility of the degree, my pure interest in the subject (main one), and I guess I'm good at the subject in general (?)
    How do you git gud at maths at a GCSE level?
    What's the best revision site, i'm a brainlet btw.
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    Most logical subject. I hate the fact that arts subjects are all up for discussion. No right or wrong answer, can be interpreted completely differently by different people.

    I like a concrete subject where there's no ambiguities, just either correct or incorrect.
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    It's not impacted by the opinion of the marker, unlike ambiguous written subjects.
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    How do you git gud at maths at a GCSE level?
    What's the best revision site, i'm a brainlet btw.
    'MATHS GENIE'

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    (Original post by MaherPhd)
    'MATHS GENIE'

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    Alright, i've used this, but incomparison to maths watch, it has a lot less topics.
    I can't stand mathswatch, but I guess i'll give maths genie a go.
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    Open fluid dynamics textbook and you may change your opinion on maths
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    What did you do at a level?
    Maths, further Maths, physics
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    What intrigued you to study a maths degree at uni? Was it the a level?

    I honestly want to know...
    Because it was the subject where I was most able to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentation of their women.

    Seriously though,and I've been a mathmo for nearly forty years, the fact that I was very good at it did provide a lot of motivation. Plus, in my youthful idealism, I wanted to find out how the world worked - and mathematics is the language of creation.
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    There aren't a multitude of possible answers like there are in arts subjects
    You're either right or wrong there isn't a degree of correctness
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    (Original post by Pikachū)
    Most logical subject. I hate the fact that arts subjects are all up for discussion. No right or wrong answer, can be interpreted completely differently by different people.

    I like a concrete subject where there's no ambiguities, just either correct or incorrect.
    (Original post by epsilondelta)
    There aren't a multitude of possible answers like there are in arts subjects
    You're either right or wrong there isn't a degree of correctness
    Not necessarily.

    In physics, and in the branch of physics I study there is a great deal of mathematical uncertainty.

    Concepts such as non-uniqueness arise frequently; you obtain multiple solutions and it's correct mathematically, but in reality there is only one correct answer - you just won't know it.
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Not necessarily.

    In physics, and in the branch of physics I study there is a great deal of mathematical uncertainty.

    Concepts such as non-uniqueness arise frequently; you obtain multiple solutions and it's correct mathematically, but in reality there is only one correct answer - you just won't know it.
    True, I think I was trying to get at the more binary nature of it rather than massive sliding scale of opinion for other subjects
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    (Original post by Gregorius)
    Because it was the subject where I was most able to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentation of their women.
    Ah, that's good to hear - I thought it was just me.

    Plus, in my youthful idealism, I wanted to find out how the world worked
    Oh yeah, that as well. But it was mainly the whole "crushing the enemies/lamentation" thing for me.
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    (Original post by atsruser)
    Oh yeah, that as well. But it was mainly the whole "crushing the enemies/lamentation" thing for me.
    PRSOM!
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    What intrigued you to study a maths degree at uni? Was it the a level?

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    I really wanted to be a lumberjack. But that route was closed to me. So I then aimed to be a theoretical physicist - I decided that to do that well I ought to learn how 2 do hard sumz propally. And one of the reasons that I wanted to be a theoretical physicist was because I read a spy book involving a theoretical physicist. Yes, I was shallow.
 
 
 
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