It's not at all a disgraceful subject, but very hard do on your own alright, would need to be very very disciplined. If students were dropping it that way they must just learn off methods and hope for the best with maths and physics because they'll get nowhere in college if they were that easily fazed by applied maths!
Its not a disgraceful subject. I know a lot of people that do it and they say its really hard and thats with a very good teacher for it. Would really not recommend self teaching any maths based subject because theyre difficult enough on their own
It's not a disgraceful subject. It's actually pretty handy. You can do it on your own, and most people actually do. Get a book, Exam Papers and download marking schemes, make sure to practice past questions and it's really doable. I started not so long ago, and am getting on great. Totally recommend it, but only if you're into maths and physics.
ive been doing on my own and i think if you start in 5th year and/or really enjoy and do well in maths its completely fine. If you do start in fifth year its great because you can take you time and use midterms and breaks to your advantage to get chapters done. Ive nearly done a whole chapter in the last 2 days of midterm because i was getting bored of netflix all day everyday. if you enjoy maths its really rewarding when you check the back of the book and your answers are right. I will say that when i first started in september i found it pretty challenging and would often make mistakes and get the wrong answer but after doing maths in school for a while i found that helped me to improve which helped applied maths get easier.
applied maths sounded a little daunting at the start, but the majority of the course repeats itself. the course also overlaps with that of physics and maths. to the person who said the straight A students dropped it, an A in maths and physics doesnt have anything to do with a person attitude towards applied maths. its all about being neat and not rushing. learning it on your own.....yes its very much doable