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25-11-2011, 17:11   #1
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Could anyone make a comparison in the difficulty between maths in third level and maths at lc for (1) science and (2) engineering please??

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Can't speak for Science but in Engineering there isn't really a big step up from the LC. The first half in first year just goes over differentiation and integration, adding a few bits here and there. Then there is stuff on series expansions which is just a step further than where the LC took it. The second half is much different. Your looking at solving matrices (larger than 2x2) and differential equations, but the concepts aren't hard to grasp. It's more the amount of material rather than the difficulty that I remember from doing first year engineering maths.
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