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Engineering 1st and 2nd Year
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:51:25 am »
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Is this equivalent to the work we do in specialist math 3/4? because I am pretty good it at.

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Re: Engineering 1st and 2nd Year
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 02:02:11 am »
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Is this equivalent to the work we do in specialist math 3/4? because I am pretty good it at.
Pretty much yes. Math's ext 2 here in NSW which is harder than spec, is completed within like 2 terms of uni. Some topics such as complex numbers are done in a week. Most unis are the same as this. Maths is taught very quickly in uni. 
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Re: Engineering 1st and 2nd Year
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 11:32:59 am »
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Engineering math is significantly more different: it's a lot of mathematical modelling which involves vector calculus and solving differential equations, which you don't even touch in high school.

Most of the topics you do in high school are pretty useless in uni. When they teach you a topic in high school, they go all out on it. E.g. complex numbers, you do all this stuff like complex roots and they go out of their way to make you do all these convoluted problems. In uni they don't care about this - all you need to know is what a complex number is and how to manipulate them. Once that's done (which will take about 2 lectures), they move onto more important things.

I wouldn't really compare high school math with uni. In high school math, you're given all the time in the world to master a particular topic by more or less doing all the problems in the textbook. In uni they'll smash through the content like there's no tomorrow and give you 5-10 tute problems per topic to practice on.
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Re: Engineering 1st and 2nd Year
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 02:54:59 pm »
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Engineering math is significantly more different: it's a lot of mathematical modelling which involves vector calculus and solving differential equations, which you don't even touch in high school.

Most of the topics you do in high school are pretty useless in uni. When they teach you a topic in high school, they go all out on it. E.g. complex numbers, you do all this stuff like complex roots and they go out of their way to make you do all these convoluted problems. In uni they don't care about this - all you need to know is what a complex number is and how to manipulate them. Once that's done (which will take about 2 lectures), they move onto more important things.

I wouldn't really compare high school math with uni. In high school math, you're given all the time in the world to master a particular topic by more or less doing all the problems in the textbook. In uni they'll smash through the content like there's no tomorrow and give you 5-10 tute problems per topic to practice on.
Yup. I definitely realized this in my first trimester of uni. It's actually really sad how everything is just rushed, I enjoyed highschool 4u maths much more.
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Re: Engineering 1st and 2nd Year
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 06:14:14 pm »
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Is this equivalent to the work we do in specialist math 3/4? because I am pretty good it at.
At least at Monash, there is one unit called foundation maths which is there for anyone who didn't complete specialist maths in highschool from then on it will be more engineered based.