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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    My tutor told me to buy fitzpatrick 4u textbook because the questions are harder and will be better for me? But from what ive read it doesnt seem like a good textbook anymore. SHould i buy it or not?

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    It's just an okay book but if you were going for harder questions, I would buy Cambridge instead

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by wantingtoknow View Post
    It's just an okay book but if you were going for harder questions, I would buy Cambridge instead
    This. I personally prefer Cambridge though I also use Terry Lee. If you can get both, i would as I think they work well together and provide a good mix of questions.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    S.K Patel Foundation Mathematics is the best for Complex and Integration
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    cambridge for me, has a great range of questions - however I do agree with the lacking of 'hsc style' questions

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by sodam View Post
    S.K Patel Foundation Mathematics is the best for Complex and Integration
    Yep I found Patel very useful as well as Cambridge

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by dr baby beanie View Post
    I read somewhere on the forum that Terry Lee has heaps of mistakes, is this true?
    Terry Lee never ever ever has mistakes.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by anomalousdecay View Post
    Terry Lee never ever ever has mistakes.
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    http://www.hsccoaching.com/Resources...%20in%20AM.pdf

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    There have also been a couple of errors in his HSC solutions in recent years.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Ok maybe I went off with some extreme hyperbole (pun intended). He makes the least amount of errors I have seen in a textbook. I have only done complex numbers, polynomials and conics and I have the 6th edition last reprinted 11 months ago, So I haven't finished the textbook yet.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Now speaking of it, I spotted an error on page 317.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Cambridge is probably my favourite. Terry lee isn't too bad either. Fitzpatrick isn't that great...
    i like maths

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Fitzpatrick 3u and 2u, Cambridge 3u and terry lee 4 unit hands down/.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Which book is the best, when looking at Harder Extension 1?

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    "Arnold and Arnold: Cambridge 4 Unit Mathematics - Pros: Good quality questions which range from easy to challenging, allowing for better development of your skills"

    I find I have to challenge this assessment. The progression from easy to challenging happens too quickly in most exercises, and the average student does not get the opportunity to develop their skills properly before the questions become difficult.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Does anyone know where I can get worked solutions for the very very old Arnold and Arnold book . The reduction formulae are killers
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow642761 View Post
    Does anyone know where I can get worked solutions for the very very old Arnold and Arnold book . The reduction formulae are killers
    I have borrowed a number of questions from Arnold to use in my worksheets, and I have worked solutions for many of those. If you give the question numbers, I might be able to send you some solutions.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by braintic View Post
    I have borrowed a number of questions from Arnold to use in my worksheets, and I have worked solutions for many of those. If you give the question numbers, I might be able to send you some solutions.
    Basically all of mechanicas and volumes, if you have those
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    There's a new Cambridge book, and is available to Sydney Grammar 4 unit students. It'll be released soon, and I'm asking my teacher (year 7) if I can purchase it.

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    There are solutions already..?

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Fitzpatrick does have worked solutions now, but as mentioned, a lot of questions aren't exam style and there are still errors in the solutions. Some questions are just useless. Personally, I think its good practise though some areas aren't covered in detail (e.g complex vectors and roots of unity).
    But hands down Cambridge and Terry Lee 4u - would recommend those two particularly!
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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Na Cambridge 4u is not good. Terry Or Ptel and Coroneos has range of exam style questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by hit patel View Post
    Na Cambridge 4u is not good. Terry Or Ptel and Coroneos has range of exam style questions
    Terry lee doesnt really... Cambridge is good for building basics, terry lee is alright but sometimes he goes nuts and puts in totally irrelevant shit. I did enjoy his volumes and integration chapters though

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    Re: Comparison of Maths Ext 2 books

    Quote Originally Posted by Makematics View Post
    Cambridge is good for building basics
    The exact opposite of this. Cambridge does almost no 'building' of concepts. In each exercise there are a couple of basic questions, then its straight into the hard stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braintic View Post
    The exact opposite of this. Cambridge does almost no 'building' of concepts. In each exercise there are a couple of basic questions, then its straight into the hard stuff.
    Really? Apart from maybe complex numbers, i didnt really find this to be the case... For example, all of the volumes questions and integration questions were easy difficulty

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