2h30 and counting.

Staying calm is definitely a quality.

Preparing at Uni.

My goal was ( is ) a distinction.

Had another look at the specimen exam. In an at home TMA like situation with Mathematica a 90+ score is very well possible.

But with only three hours at the worst possible moment of the day (14.30 - 17.30) and with only a calculator, I am not sure at all.

Thank G_d, we are allowed to use the MST121/MS221 handbook.

Speculating...

To get a grade 4 pass...

33 + 7.

11 / 12 questions @ 3/6 + 1/2 @ 7/14.

That is still a lot.

OR

5/12 questions @ 6/6 + 2/2 @ 5/14.

To get a grade 2 pass...

12 /12 questions @ 4/6 2/2 @ 11/14

More realistically, questions are expected on the following subjects ( expected result )

I

2nd order recurrence system (6)

conics (3)

composite isometry (3)

function iteration (3)

linear transformation rotation / reflection (3)

matrix calculation (3)

differentiation (6)

integrationb (6)

taylor series (0)

complex numbers (3)

number theory (6)

group theory (6)

logic (6)

II

conic with xy component ( rotated )

eigenvalue problem ( 11 )

volume of 3D body

proof by induction ( 17 )

54 + 17 = 71 grade 2 pass

More tomorrow or after the exam.

2-2018 Teaching by misleading

2 months ago

I'm probably too late, but good luck Jim

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