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Problem Solving Help

  1. Sep 24, 2011 #1
    Hi, I'm 15 and currently in the highest mathematics class at school - And being lectured at a university every Friday as an enrichment. Though, I am very good at problem solving in physics, but very bad at mathematics. I find it hard because I don't get told what area of mathematics I should be using.

    Do any of you know how to improve my problem solving skills in mathematics, I want to be an astrophysicist when I'm older, and I'm excelling but my weakness is problem solving.
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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2


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    In high school, once you have finished algebra and trigonometry, you should get a thorough understanding of elementary calculus. Most of higher mathematics, as used in physics, starts from this point.
  4. Sep 30, 2011 #3

    Hiii Cbray , its me Sankalp.You remember.
    I am 14 years , in 10th class. Will be 15 in November.

    Well in mathematics , logic and practice play a joint role. You must practice daily the difficult and competitive level questions. Before solving you must read your math text also.
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