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How much is infinity divided by zero?

]]>Actually I think all maths exams should be open book since, anyone with the right state of mind won't take any problems directly out of the book, right?

Yes, exams should have somewhat original questions!

I prefer open book - it is closer to the real world (how many bosses say "I need the report by 11:00, and you aren't allowed to refer to any books or notes" ... ?)

Anyway, if you have to spend too much time thumbing through books you will fail anyway.

]]>How I wish this exam was an open book exam, just like Maths Modelling. Actually I think all maths exams should be open book since, anyone with the right state of mind won't take any problems directly out of the book, right?

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A biotech major has to take stats (originally). With chem, he has to do a slightly harder unit called Applied Maths (which of course involves DEs).

Now with me, I saw what the Applied Maths syllabus was and I was shocked. Most of it, I've covered in college! So, I applied for a preclusion (which shouldn't have been granted because later I found out, whatever you did in college didn't count in uni. Turns out I was lucky.)

Also, no one in the world (I think) would do such a degree as I'm doing (Biotech, Chem, maths minor) in 3 years because I think it is really stressful.

And yes, Bio major needs to know DE now, we use a lot of it in modelling. With partial derivatives too I think.

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I'm in uni in Western Australia, doing Biotech and Chemistry major, and Maths minor. This year I have to do this calculus unit which is sometimes bordering on the impossible part of things. I did vectors and partial derivatives already; just finished Vector Calculus which I find really difficult, now studying 2nd order Differential Equations. And finally, we'll end with a topic on Linear Algebra and matrices.

Next year, I'm still doing maths (not for the 2nd semester of this year though), and I'm really scared of taking Fourier analysis (after seeing how hellish this 2nd year calculus unit can be), so I've decided to take Environmental and Biological Modelling. I guess it'll be much easier, and for once, it's an open book exam! How I wish my calculus unit now were an open book exam.

I post quite a lot of my assignment questions here and questions that I can't do, I hope you guys can help me. I'm quite amazed by the prompt reply too. Thanks.

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