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    Hey guys,
    I start the professional diploma course in september at glasgow nautical college. I was wondering what the math is like that you will be doing. I also heard you take a math test when you first start college and wanted to know what kind of things I should look over before I start college? Thanks
    Last edited by The H; 18 April 2012, 08:15 AM.

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    I got my proper contract in yesterday and got a maths test with that nd got told everything that I'll need to,know on the maths side of things x

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    • #3
      Maybe help the OP by answering his question as you are in the position to rather than just showing off?

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      • #4
        Warash sent me a maths pack around July time last year, it was basically a revision guide for the initial maths test.

        I don't know if Glasgow do the same, I imagine they will have something.

        It is basically GCSE level with some A - Level stuff thrown in.

        Best thing to do is look over old school notes, if you have them; if not, head over to Maths Centre.

        http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk
        Last edited by Faust; 18 April 2012, 03:56 PM. Reason: Poor grammar.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ganner View Post
          Maybe help the OP by answering his question as you are in the position to rather than just showing off?

          Really are you new to the internet?
          you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ganner View Post
            Maybe help the OP by answering his question as you are in the position to rather than just showing off?
            i was just saying that glasgow should have sent the things out as I had received them!

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            • #7
              No of course not silly ETwhat I just didn’t realise there was anything but porn until recently! Are people on the internet notorious for being idiots or something?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ganner View Post
                No of course not silly ETwhat I just didn’t realise there was anything but porn until recently! Are people on the internet notorious for being idiots or something?
                Aye they are, and as for this free sharing of knowledge on sites such as wikipeadia, thats just never going to catch on, those fine fellows at Encyclopedia Britannica will be laughting when every one realises that the only true source of knowledge is a 32 volume leather bound set of books
                you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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                • #9
                  You?ll get loads of algebra, calculus, trig , in phase three you?ll get more calculus, fourier series, laplace transforms, matricies, heaviside functions.

                  Get comfortable with algebra (transposition of formula, factorising, quadratic and simultaneous equations etc) and you?ll be off to a good start.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ganner View Post
                    Maybe help the OP by answering his question as you are in the position to rather than just showing off?
                    Bit harsh
                    All she was saying that you get all the info you need from your company. So its probably just a case of waiting for the info to come through.

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                    • #11
                      Well I think the OP may want a bit more time in preparing for his maths which is commendable so he asked for help. She popped along going "ner ner I have my contract and I know what I need to learn" and offered no help and signed off with a cheeky kiss! I thought that was a bit harsh.

                      Unfortunately I can’t help the OP or I would not just tell him I could then not. It’s like He-man saying

                      “I have the poweeeerrrr! - F off Eternia, get your own power”

                      Sort of anyway.

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                      • #12
                        I can't give you any specific details for the engineering department being a deckie, but if it's run in any way similar then you should receive information on the maths test in the college joining instructions which will be sent to you by your company. I received mine about a month before starting, but this again could vary.

                        The areas my joining instructions mentioned were:

                        Basic Trigonometry
                        Basic Geometry
                        Solving equations (including quadratic equations)
                        Simplifying formulae
                        Problems to be completed without the use of a calculator
                        Use of calculator
                        "The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before,
                        the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat."

                        Jacques Yves Cousteau

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                        • #13
                          I would go with what Lazygenius is saying, algebra and manipulation of things is good, we did a certain amount of intergration. dont worry about things like laplace transforms thats the level they will be teaching you. idiots guide to a level math would probably be a good starting point, should refresh what you need to know and also start of as a decent aid for the first few months. other than that some companies do provide revision papers.
                          you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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