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    Question Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    As above ^
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    Re: Whats harder physics or 2 unit math

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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math

    Probably physics.

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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math

    It is subjective, however, physics is a lot more difficult for me
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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    Physics requires much more conceptual understanding and covers more content, especially in year 12 when compared to just memorizing and applying formulas for 2U.

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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    So, you say physics is harder because of more theoretical content, and 2u math is just more rote learning.

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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    2U math is just applying formulae with some problem solving/algebraic manipulation skills. You don't even need to memorise much because pretty much every non-trivial formula is on the reference sheet. If you're good at math you don't need to put much work into 2U.

    Physics has a lot more content and requires understanding that content (e.g. relativity can be really confusing). There's also a lot of dot point memorisation involved, as the HSC sciences tend to do. That includes all of the various half-essay research tasks throughout the course so you can answer the 5-, 6- and 7-markers. On top of that you need the same mathematical skill (to a certain extent) as you would in 2U, e.g. for projectile motion questions.

    But some people are better at different things. Personal preference plays a big part as well. For example, I know someone who dropped 2U Maths and kept Physics because he understood and enjoyed the latter more.
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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    I'd say Physics is harder conceptually and also in terms of memorisation. I initially found concepts such as relativity and the twins paradox rather difficult to wrap my head around and if you do the Quanta to Quarks option, I thought it was a lot to memorise all the different scientists and their works.

    Of course if you're doing the new syllabus then I believe it is more shifted towards the mathematical and conceptual side and so I think the memorisation wouldn't be as much.

    And also, the topic of 2U Math vs Physics in terms of difficulty is also quite subjective as many have said above.
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    Re: Whats harder hsc physics or 2 unit math (advanced math)

    Physics. More theoretical concepts that are harder to grasp compared to the simple calculus and whatnot in 2u.
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