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    Motivation for learning maths

    Thanks a lot! What you said "being able to come up with methods to link the variables in an unknown problem together" got me thinking. The only 3 variables I've thought about are acceleration, velocity and displacement but there are probably plenty of these variables within variables that I'll...
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    Motivation for learning maths

    I usually have no shortage of motivation because I like to think about all the practical applications that I could use this theory for in my future endeavours and also how the theory I'm learning expands on and fills in the gaps of what I already know. In maths I can't automatically think of...
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    Learning In Between Semesters

    I recommend studying what you feel like studying at the time. The more interested you are in what your learning the quicker you'll absorb it. In that space of time you could easily cover the whole second year calculus material as well as get a huge head start in any physics your course will cover.
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    Courses Elementary physics courses - 95% about knowing formulae?

    I was stoned when I started this thread. I wasn't even taking into consideration the amount of effort I've put in so far to understand every concept we cover in the class. When I don't understand a concept I spend hours visualizing it and approaching it from different angles until I fully...
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    Cho sha cao

    Haha its easy to remember I suppose. Another one I came up with for biology is PMAT - Prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase. Interphase and prometaphase I remember naturally.
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    Cho sha cao

    I often have trouble remembering little details of things and using mnemonics solved that problem completely. I only started using these tricks recently and its resulted in me permanently remembering details which I used to have to look up every time. Heres the ones I use SOH CAH TOA - You...
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    Courses Elementary physics courses - 95% about knowing formulae?

    Funnily enough I find maths the hardest subject of them all and physics the easiest. I think its about visual thinking. Every physics problem I come across I make a mental picture of whats going on then I usually know how to approach the problem. In maths I can't use that approach unfortunately...
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    Courses Elementary physics courses - 95% about knowing formulae?

    Is it just me or does just knowing a few physics formulae make first year physics courses ridiculously easy? I have a few sample tests in front of me and just about every single question can be answered by applying 1 of about 10 formulae in one way or another. I always liked physics but only...
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    Schools Am i crazy? high school to uni back to high school

    Not crazy at all. 2 degrees are better than one. I left school in 3rd year (8th grade in the US) and when I was 22 decided to go pick up from where I left off so I did a pre university science course, got good marks in it and managed to get into a chemistry course in university as a mature...
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    How do you get passionate about physics/maths?

    Read Nikola Teslas autobiography. If theres anyone worth aspiring to be like in this world its Tesla. Things we're only rediscovering today he invented 100 years ago.
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    Self learning more efficient than attending lectures?

    From my experience by combining reading, watching online lectures and practicing problems I can gain a deep understanding of whats covered in my first year course by myself at a quicker pace than the course is going. I think its fairly easy for me at the moment because first year courses cover...
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    Setting up a database of problems with solutions

    I was looking for sites with a huge database of different physics and maths problems + solutions which I could use to practice but I couldn't find a site like this. It would be really easy to setup a database and make PHP scripts which would generate random variables for each problem so people...
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    Self learning more efficient than attending lectures?

    I've noticed that I learn at an exponentially greater rate my own way than I do by attending lectures in university is this the same for everyone? I'm in a first year course and besides the labs which are compulsory my subjects are biology, chemistry, physics and maths and I have a big book for...
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    Learning calculus on your own

    Thanks. I downloaded that ebook. It covers lots of topics that will come in useful for physics too. I find it a hundred times easier to learn concepts when I know their applications. I just found out they do sell solutions manuals for my book so I'm pretty much sorted. Thanks a lot.
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    Schools How do universities work - Places and attendance

    Thanks for the info. Academic regulations thats the word(s) I was looking for. If I failed a module once thered be no way I'd fail it a second time because I am making progress but I find it hard to keep up with the pace of the maths class. We had a small exam already and I got 20%. Not a good...
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    Learning calculus on your own

    I don't learn well in lectures so I do 95% of the learning at home. This works out well for chemistry, physics and biology because in a day I can learn about 2 weeks worth of lectures for either of these subjects but I'm having trouble with maths. I spent a whole day learning limits of functions...
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    Studying Self Study From Books

    Have you looked up videos in youtube on different areas in physics you wanna learn? You can find all sorts of videos of people teaching concepts. Its like sitting in a classroom but you get to rewind the teacher and skip parts that you already know. MIT has loads of online course material on...
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    Programs Where could i go after bachelor's degree

    Dublin has a few good universities. Theres plenty of Polish people here too.
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    Schools How do universities work - Places and attendance

    I got into a chemistry course in university as a mature student and I'm blessed because I love the course and I'm doing well in it. What I'm wondering is if your in are you in for good as in if you fail an exam or module do you get to repeat for sure or can they throw you out to make room for...
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