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reinforce the skills you develop in core mathematics, because I Am finding that I am using very little algebraric minipulation and so I am worried that I will forget some core mathematics.
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reinforce the skills you develop in core mathematics, because I Am finding that I am using very little algebraric minipulation and so I am worried that I will forget some core mathematics.
Yes, i never really had a problem as i seemed to get plenty of practice in maths but mechanics or any other mathsy type thing helps
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reinforce the skills you develop in core mathematics, because I Am finding that I am using very little algebraric minipulation and so I am worried that I will forget some core mathematics.
Yes. Especially once you get beyond M1, and you have to use your previously acquired skills in differentiation and integration.

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you have to use your previously acquired skills in differentiation and integration.

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....or not - I'm doing M3 and finding it hard as we've only just started P3 and havent covered all of the neccessary int / diff yet - stupid school timetabling system....but I love mechanics =)
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Yes it does. Although on M1 there is no calculus involved there is only very basic algebraic manipulation which gets "harder" as you progress to higher Mechanics modules. On M2 there is VERY basic calculus such as INT[x dx]. The module of Mechanics which perhaps JUST starts to test you on your module of Pure Mathematics is Mechanics 3; as all of the laws of calculus and trigonometry that are taught to you from P1-P3/ C1-C4 need to be constantly recalled. Do not separate Mathematics into different modules, Mathematics is Mathematics. What I recommend by seeing your previous posts is that you get "CORE MATHS" and "Mechanics" by L. Bostock and C. Chandler. First of all I KNOW these are the best text-books out there for the Mathematics A-Level and if you are teaching yourself the syllabus I think it would be much better if you learn the pure modules in a way such that you cover all of algebra first, then trigonometry, then calculus. Try to do a little bit of Pure then a little bit of Mechanics in the same day. For Mechanics, teach yourself all of the Kinematics first, and then whatever is left. I think the style of the text-books is really easy to understand and helpful.

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What I recommend by seeing your previous posts is that you get "CORE MATHS" and "Mechanics" by L. Bostock and C. Chandler. First of all I KNOW these are the best text-books out there for the Mathematics A-Level and if you are teaching yourself the syllabus I think it would be much better if you learn the pure modules in a way such that you cover all of algebra first, then trigonometry, then calculus. Try to do a little bit of Pure then a little bit of Mechanics in the same day. For Mechanics, teach yourself all of the Kinematics first, and then whatever is left. I think the style of the text-books is really easy to understand and helpful.

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It is ironic that you mention that I should read "Core Maths" by L Bostock and C Chandler, because I have a copy of that. My brother who did Maths years back used to study from this text book, so thats how I have got it. I need to ask you a question, the book is immensely fat , how am I supposed to get through this text book as well as the others in 4 months - and where should I start from, because I have done C1 & C2 already. Thank you for your advice
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