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Pre University Mech Eng maths prep

  1. Jul 20, 2015 #1
    Hello there,

    I'm currently waiting on results from my A2 exams as well as AS retakes so I can then find out whether I'm going to Plymouth Uni for Mech Eng with a Foundation Year. I don't know how many people on here are veterans of a Foundation Year for Engineering but considering the fact I haven't done much maths for about two years now i would like to know what would be the best areas to prep up for or attempt to get my head round in regards to the potential Maths work before I start the foundation year and what resources would benefit my preparations?
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2015 #2

    Matternot

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    The generally important topics would include calculus & differential equations, vectors & matrices, probability, basic analysis (convergence & limits)
     
  4. Jul 20, 2015 #3

    Nidum

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    The above but certainly also applied maths . Statics , dynamics , electrical theory and more .

    Also if you are not too computer literate study simple programming , spread sheets , visual modelling and CAD .
     
  5. Jul 20, 2015 #4

    Nidum

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    But don't worry too much and overdo the pre study - foundation year is usually fairly easy going and you can do it all again in year following so you should be able to start from basics without too much trouble .
     
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