AQA AS Further Maths (New Spec) - Paper 2 - 17 May 2018 [Exam Discussion] Watch

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How did people find it?
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How did people find it?
The test was very nice compared to pure, I did Mechs and Stats btw.
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Stats was alright I didn't know how to do the probability function though. I did discrete which was harder than stats
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Agreed, Maths and Stats felt alright to me. One question about statistics the integral resources say to combine categories for Chi Squared tests if the expected frequency is below 5 but the textbook doesn't mention it. Did anyone else combine 2 and 3 or more?
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I did mechanics and discrete
Anyone else that did mechanics, did you feel like in the question on dimensional analysis where it asked you to show what the units of I were, the units of I that they gave were incorrect? Me and few friends think it might have been
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I did mechanics and discrete
Anyone else that did mechanics, did you feel like in the question on dimensional analysis where it asked you to show what the units of I were, the units of I that they gave were incorrect? Me and few friends think it might have been
\mathrm{The \ dimensions \ of \ I \ were \ correct \ I \ believe \ }

[E]=ML^2T^{-2}

[\omega]^2=T^{-2}

ML^2T^{-2}=[I]T^{-2}

[I]=ML^2
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Agreed, Maths and Stats felt alright to me. One question about statistics the integral resources say to combine categories for Chi Squared tests if the expected frequency is below 5 but the textbook doesn't mention it. Did anyone else combine 2 and 3 or more?
Yes most people in my college did
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Agreed, Maths and Stats felt alright to me. One question about statistics the integral resources say to combine categories for Chi Squared tests if the expected frequency is below 5 but the textbook doesn't mention it. Did anyone else combine 2 and 3 or more?
Yes, I combined them. It mentions it very briefly somewhere in the textbook.
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Wait..damn I didn't group in the Chi-Squared question so I hope that's not true..also I got really stuck on the last question on discrete.
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\mathrm{The \ dimensions \ of \ I \ were \ correct \ I \ believe \ }

[E]=ML^2T^{-2}

[\omega]^2=T^{-2}

ML^2T^{-2}=[I]T^{-2}

[I]=ML^2
The question said show that the dimensions on I where ML^2 it’s wasnt wrong
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\mathrm{The \ dimensions \ of \ I \ were \ correct \ I \ believe \ } 

[E]=ML^2T^{-2} 

[\omega]^2=T^{-2} 

ML^2T^{-2}=[I]T^{-2} 

[I]=ML^2
ah okay, must have been me getting confused then
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Ditch a good paper, I did mechanics and stats and it was soooo much better than the pure.
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Stats was alright I didn't know how to do the probability function though. I did discrete which was harder than stats
The probability function was different. We've never had to do that sort of thing before. Making it a piecewise function also made it more difficult.

You had to realise the area was 1 and then do a triangle's area to calculate f(1.75)
Then you can use that to calculate the two separate equations for the line as you now know two coordinate pairs for each.
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ah okay, must have been me getting confused then
Maybe you used radians/degrees as a dimension, I think someone from my college might have done that?
I still find it weird that angles are dimensionless but there's a proof somewhere.
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The probability function was different. We've never had to do that sort of thing before. Making it a piecewise function also made it more difficult.

You had to realise the area was 1 and then do a triangle's area to calculate f(1.75)
Then you can use that to calculate the two separate equations for the line as you now know two coordinate pairs for each.
I could remember that, but I just got confused because I wondered how i'd have set it up.
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I could remember that, but I just got confused because I wondered how i'd have set it up.
I think having had the pure on the Monday made it quite stressful and it made doing the exam difficult.
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Yes, I combined them. It mentions it very briefly somewhere in the textbook.
Awesome, must have missed it in my slightly panicked skim through the textbook.
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Maybe you used radians/degrees as a dimension, I think someone from my college might have done that?
I still find it weird that angles are dimensionless but there's a proof somewhere.
the LHS of the equation was kinetic energy right?
so I did ML2T-2 = [I] [LT-1]2
I thought of angular velocity just as velocity, not thinking about the fact that it was angle, not length
I reckon quite a few people could have made the same mistake I did, easy to not spot
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the best question on stats was by far the chi squared test providing you knew what to do. It was a very good question - did anyone right down the X^2 contribution table just in case? And what where your fave questions?
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Much nicer than pure though I left out a couple along the way and didn't have time to go back. I did mechs and discrete.
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