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#1 Gillz

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:26 PM

Hi there! At the moment i'm doing Higher Physics and i'm getting on well with it and so was considering choosing AH Physics for next year. However i have only done Int 2 maths this year and i'm taking Higher Maths next year. My question is will it be hard doing AH Physics if i've not done Higher Maths? I would be grateful for any replies (so thanx in advance! smile.gif )

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:55 PM

the course itself is hard but yes in places they do go into proving things with at least higher maths probably things you havent done yet


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:22 PM

Be careful. So far in AH Physics I've experienced integration and differentiation very early on that may only come up in AH Maths. With hard work you may be able to cope. Read up on some AH maths.

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:54 PM

NNNNNNOOOO! unsure.gif I haven't even started Higher Maths yet, never mind AH Maths! I don't think i have any chance of doing AH Physics, which is a shame because i really enjoy it. Why does Maths always have to win? Luckily my Maths teacher is really helpful and said he would be willing to teach me any Maths i didn't know for Physics, which is always a good thing.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:01 PM

Physics is just applied math. Alot of the prominent physicsts were geniuses in mathematics.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:12 PM

Well i wouldn't say i'm really good at Math cause i'm only doing Int 2 this year so i hope the Maths in AH Physics isn't too nasty!.... ohmy.gif I'm scared!

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:43 PM

Where's the AH stuff?

Higher maths does just fine. Essentially, you just need a basic knowledge of sine, cos and tan useage, deriving and integrating, vectors (including adding vectors). Other stuff is potentially useful, but unlikely to be needed in the exam - such as similtaneous equations...
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:02 AM

It should not be a great problem doing AH physics with not so much maths background. Yes there are some bits on calculus and trig functions but you say you're doing higher maths at the same time so thats completely adequate.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:40 PM

I'd say If you're doing well with higher and enjoy it, go for A/H. So far, we havent used any A/H maths in physics....

I've jinxed it now. Fiver says I go to physics tomorrow and we get hit with some more of that six-and-a-half page integration mumbojumbo that my math teacher loves oh so much blink.gif



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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:50 PM

Well its a little bit late now because i have already chosen AH Chemistry instead! However thanks for the advice anyways! biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:47 PM

tut tut, traitor!!! tongue.gif

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:31 PM

well i for one am outraged. OUTRAGED i tell you!! lol

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:00 PM

Don't worry they know really that AH chemistry was the far better choice biggrin.gif

Its far more useful!





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