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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Squidge View Post
    is Patel the Excel book? does that have good questions?

    also i recently got Coroneus which is good, but not always relevant
    Well Patel wrote his own 4 Unit Maths textbook but he also wrote 4 unit Excel

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Squidge View Post
    is Patel the Excel book? does that have good questions?

    also i recently got Coroneus which is good, but not always relevant
    No, it's true that Patel is the author of MX2 books for excel series, but there is a separate blue-coloured book by Patel. It was also published by the same publisher (i.e.Pascal Press).

    It is very thorough but sometimes, like in graphs chapter, it isn't so good.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    yea i found it on the internet "Foundations of 4 Unit". i never thought of buying patel becuase when i saw the excel book i thought that was it and the excel book looked useless. so is this other Patel a good book compared to Cambridge, Coroneus, Lee and Fitzpatrick? and is the excel book anything like it and does anyone like the excel book for any reason? it didnt seem to have many questions let alone any ones that arent in other books

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Squidge View Post
    yea i found it on the internet "Foundations of 4 Unit". i never thought of buying patel becuase when i saw the excel book i thought that was it and the excel book looked useless. so is this other Patel a good book compared to Cambridge, Coroneus, Lee and Fitzpatrick? and is the excel book anything like it and does anyone like the excel book for any reason? it didnt seem to have many questions let alone any ones that arent in other books
    I think Foundation of 4 Unit is an old edition. Be sure to buy the '2nd edition' if you are going to get one. (Btw there are two different versions of book cover for the 2nd edition, one being older than the other. But as long as it's the '2nd edition,' the contents are exactly the same.)

    I'm using Patel, Fitzpatrick, and Cambridge and I don't know anything about other books. Within those three, I think Cambridge is the best in terms of quality of questions, but Patel is a little more thorough and provides many more questions (But I cbb to do them since there are too many). Fitzpatrick was alright, but it wasn't thorough enough to be used alone.
    Overall, Camb>Patel>Fitz IMO.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Squidge View Post
    yea i found it on the internet "Foundations of 4 Unit". i never thought of buying patel becuase when i saw the excel book i thought that was it and the excel book looked useless. so is this other Patel a good book compared to Cambridge, Coroneus, Lee and Fitzpatrick? and is the excel book anything like it and does anyone like the excel book for any reason? it didnt seem to have many questions let alone any ones that arent in other books
    From what I know... the book Patel has on his own is a good book, and provides good questions

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    hey guys: for harder 3U questions , Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight (first published in 1887, Macmillan) is a rich additional source of questions on inequalities. But where is one to find a copy of this book? Most of them have been discarded long ago.
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    maybe theres an e-book of it

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by MC Squidge View Post
    maybe theres an e-book of it
    An ancient neighbour of yours may still have a dusty copy lying around in his old garage.

    60/70 yrs ago there were very few maths textbooks unlike the 100s at yr disposal nowadays. Hall & Knight would have been a standard text for the relative few who did maths at that level. It must have been the grand daddy of maths textbooks and many subsequent & more modern texts must have used it as a resource.

    On looking up the web I'm surprised it appears to be some current interest in a number of countries, e.g. India. I was also surprised to learn that photocopy versions of it is being used in some of the more competitive Chinese-medium schools in Malaysia.
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    it costs like 100 rupees in india. is that much here?

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    It's about $3 in comparison. So very cheap indeed.
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

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    It's about $3 in comparison. So very cheap indeed.
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    No idea, 7-8 bucks airmail?
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    I have a copy of it, the fourth edition [1891] , as an Ebook...

    I would be willing to send it to a few people, over msn strictly...pm me please
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    what do you guys reckon the best book for explaining the theory is? like i want to go ahead of my class but cbf'd getting a tutor

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by waller View Post
    what do you guys reckon the best book for explaining the theory is? like i want to go ahead of my class but cbf'd getting a tutor
    Terry Lee for sure. Cambridge skips too many steps, and Patel is alright, but looks old .
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Terry Lee and Cambridge are the best. Terry Lee has so many questions which range in difficulty which is awesome

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    is terry lee only good for the solutions/colour format? because the solutions for cambridge/fitzpatrick are up on this website...and iv heard that cambridge has harder questions? has anyone in the past used pheonix book (the blue one) for 4u?
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by jessbess34 View Post
    Terry Lee is pretty confusing but that's onl when the worked solutions skip the 'obvious' parts. I'm finding this course a bit hard because theres no hand out and we have terry lee and two other 4 unit books from the 90s or something and they all use different language.

    I agree, i reckon Terry Lee is confusing and jumps straight in the deep end for the questions. We're using the Patel book from like the '80s and its so hard to follow.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    I am now updating the first post with a collation of the opinions in this thread.

    By all means keep the discussion coming

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    I really like the Terry Lee Book, it has amazing worked solutions, and yes, he does jump in the deep end a lot of times, but that kind of thinking is needed to complete the HSC on time and with the least amount of steps.
    He does skip the "obvious" parts, and that's because they're, well, obvious!
    I believe his book single-handedly can help you do very well in the HSC and beyond.
    The worked solutions help you gain a more proficient understanding of the concepts, and having almost ruined my last year of study, doing none, this book helped me enormously.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Yep I'd have to agree Cambridge do have more harder questions than Fitz. Cambridge is the one i'd prefer.
    It has very good explanations compared to the Fitzpatrick textbook.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    In my opinion and my teacher agrees, cambridr has a Poor layout. Also I'm after some 2nd hand textbooks to
    Buy if anyone could let me know if they're selling.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Fitzpatrick doesn't have any pros?

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    to be honest i think if your school uses CSSA papers for 4u then use cambridge (because arnold, and his wife write the paper), or otherwise use S.K patel, the questions are great they arnt like terry lee and jump to the harder questions, and the theory is good, i personally think the best amongst the 4unit text books

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