I'll send you an e-mail it's a bit fiddly and I'm not sure I've got it quite right I can't use inline equations so thats why say the delta in the above post appears on a separate line. Better than nothing though

You were spot on about the MST121 TMA04 Calculus section. Tut, Tut, Tut! I think the O.U have been very naughty there. They have mixed in some awful double angle formula manipulations, into the final required answer.

I managed to solve it but it took 4hrs of graft and loads of algebra tricks, for just 4 marks. I'm sure I haven't answered it in the shortest way possible; but I can't see much alternative as it is not obvious on how to proceed.

It just seems like a gross over complication that isn't really justified, in my opinion. Goodness knows what they are thinking in a level 1 course!

Hi Chris,

ReplyDeleteCan you let me know how to integrate MathJax2 into blogger? It would be nice to write maths in a post, using it.

Thanks

I'll send you an e-mail it's a bit fiddly and I'm

ReplyDeletenot sure I've got it quite right I can't use inline equations so thats why say the delta in the above post appears on a separate line. Better than nothing though

Chris,

ReplyDeleteYou were spot on about the MST121 TMA04 Calculus section. Tut, Tut, Tut! I think the O.U have been very naughty there. They have mixed in some awful double angle formula manipulations, into the final required answer.

I managed to solve it but it took 4hrs of graft and loads of algebra tricks, for just 4 marks. I'm sure I haven't answered it in the shortest way possible; but I can't see much alternative as it is not obvious on how to proceed.

It just seems like a gross over complication that isn't really justified, in my opinion. Goodness knows what they are thinking in a level 1 course!