Does M2 and M3 help with A-level Physics?

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I don't do Further Maths but I'm considering self-teaching M2 and M3 to help me with A-level Physics- if it would help of course. I struggle understanding the concepts in Physics sometimes but I find Maths much easier to understand. M1 has helped me understand the mechanics topic in AS Physics, and I've noticed that the topics in M2 and M3 have a lot of overlap with the Further Mechanics topic in A2 Physics (which I struggle with).
I know the content and methods involved will not be identical, but there must be a positive correlation between being good at M2 & M3 and being good at mechanics in Physics...

What are your thoughts/experiences? Will it be worth it/a waste of time if I won't actually be sitting these Maths modules?

Thanks, Croissant.
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(Original post by LeCroissant)
I don't do Further Maths but I'm considering self-teaching M2 and M3 to help me with A-level Physics- if it would help of course. I struggle understanding the concepts in Physics sometimes but I find Maths much easier to understand. M1 has helped me understand the mechanics topic in AS Physics, and I've noticed that the topics in M2 and M3 have a lot of overlap with the Further Mechanics topic in A2 Physics (which I struggle with).
I know the content and methods involved will not be identical, but there must be a positive correlation between being good at M2 & M3 and being good at mechanics in Physics...

What are your thoughts/experiences? Will it be worth it/a waste of time if I won't actually be sitting these Maths modules?

Thanks, Croissant.
M2 won't really help. M3 might be a little help with the mathsy parts of SHM and orbits in Physics, but nothing major. If you're only learning these modules to help with physics then it's a majoro waste of time in that respect.

^assuming Edexcel
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M2 won't really help. M3 might be a little help with the mathsy parts of SHM and orbits in Physics, but nothing major. If you're only learning these modules to help with physics then it's a majoro waste of time in that respect.

^assuming Edexcel
Hmm I'll probably just look at a few topics from M3 and see if it's helpful.

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(Original post by LeCroissant)
I don't do Further Maths but I'm considering self-teaching M2 and M3 to help me with A-level Physics- if it would help of course. I struggle understanding the concepts in Physics sometimes but I find Maths much easier to understand. M1 has helped me understand the mechanics topic in AS Physics, and I've noticed that the topics in M2 and M3 have a lot of overlap with the Further Mechanics topic in A2 Physics (which I struggle with).
I know the content and methods involved will not be identical, but there must be a positive correlation between being good at M2 & M3 and being good at mechanics in Physics...

What are your thoughts/experiences? Will it be worth it/a waste of time if I won't actually be sitting these Maths modules?

Thanks, Croissant.

May I know what you intend to study at university? Yes, as Zacken said M3 has helped me with A level physics SHMb but nothing any more than that.
However, if you plan on studying subjects such as Engineering/ Physics then studying M3 will help you a lot. Good luck !
And as for A level physics, you may be lacking the fundamental understanding because of how terrible the A level physics textbook is. Try getting a university level textbook. It will deffo help you improve your understanding. And if you don't you could always ask on StackExchange.

If you arent gonna sit the modules is a absolute waste of time. Dont even think about it. Get a nice university level physics textbook and learn from it. Youll be much better off.
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because it's so much more difficult yet a similar field, it will help in some strange implicit way, which it did for me (M2)
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I'm taking AS physics and M1, M2 and M3 this year (we just finished circular motion). The mechanics in physics becomes trivial in comparison. It definitely helps.
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(Original post by LeCroissant)
I don't do Further Maths but I'm considering self-teaching M2 and M3 to help me with A-level Physics- if it would help of course. I struggle understanding the concepts in Physics sometimes but I find Maths much easier to understand. M1 has helped me understand the mechanics topic in AS Physics, and I've noticed that the topics in M2 and M3 have a lot of overlap with the Further Mechanics topic in A2 Physics (which I struggle with).
I know the content and methods involved will not be identical, but there must be a positive correlation between being good at M2 & M3 and being good at mechanics in Physics...

What are your thoughts/experiences? Will it be worth it/a waste of time if I won't actually be sitting these Maths modules?

Thanks, Croissant.
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