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Jessica b
What Questions should i cover?

I do applied maths by myself so im looking for advice on what questions to cover. I've covered Q1-5 so far and ideally i'd want to cover 7. Im thinking that i'll do differential equations but we haven't done that in maths yet so I dont want to cover that yet. Im stuck for what other question between the rest. I was thinking maybe the circular motion/simple harmonic motion question maybe because i didnt like it in physics (partly because my teacher is so shit) im thinking that if i put the effort in it will make the phyics question really easy in comparison but im also weary that if im already not the biggest fan of what we covered in physics ill probably not like the AM questions either. The problem is that with no teacher i have no idea what any of the other questions are like so im hoping someone could give advice or if you do applied maths with a teacher what questions have they decided to cover. Any advice would be appreciated im feeling a bit lost here


8 Comments
igor.westfal
Hey, I'm studying this myself too, the questions I'm choosing to do are Q1-6, Q10. I'm doing Q6 and Q10 just because i find differential equations & circular motion + SHM interesting. I'm not really going for Q7-9 because I just don't like them. Differential Equations in AP maths are solved a bit differently to the way you would solve in the normal maths course so I just went ahead and thought myself pretty much all there is in integration. I really don't know what much to say because I'm in the same boat as you. I usually try to do the things that interest me which may not be smart at the end of the day because the topics I like may be really difficult compared to other ones. Good luck in your journey in AP maths! Try joining this group if you can: https://www.studyclix.ie/discuss/Leaving-Cert-Applied-Maths/2020-applied-maths-group-chat
RussianAndrey
you should go for hydrostatics its a really nice question
oisinok27
oisinok27
Q8 is a common ish question, some like it , some don't. part a) is always a theorem, worth 20/50 marks for the full question, you may want to consider that. There are three theorems so it should be a guarenteed 20/20 if you know your stuff.
olwyn_pat
olwyn_pat
i think Q9 is a nice one if you do physiscs. i personally don't do physics but i was able to get the hang of it and my teacher isn't the best at explaining things anyway. the same sort of things come up every year (except for 2016) so that way its easy to know youve covered everything. im doing Q10 now with my teacher and you definitely need to have calculas done with your maths teacher before you even consider looking at the questions but its not to bad once you have that knowledge. Good Luck!
wasCF
wasCF
Do 8 and 10 if you need two more. 9 isn't a bad option too, 6 is hard, but manageable, but don't bother with 7 imo. Too hard.
Jessica b
Jessica b
thanks everyone for the replies. I have covered Q10 now and actually found it really manageable. Now im stuck between doing Q8 or 9 anybody have advice? Ive decided not to do Q6 as im just too scarred from my bad experience in physics haha
AS1412
AS1412
Def do 8. 20 marks go for a simple proof you learn off for part a. part b is very manageable, you can easily get 20/30.
Cotter2019
if you like calculus do question 10. I self thought myself simple harmonic + circular motion, not the hardeest section in the corse.
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