Thread: finite maths.. again

1. finite maths.. again

Hello all,

Just wondering, if any of you had finite maths before, what is the final exam like? (UNSW of course..), I went to the last lecture and the lecturer didnt let slip of the exma format or such, so comes a question?

What kind of questions do they give in the final exam? Like the tute questions? Lotsa proofs? Direct usage of theories without complex proofs?

and what's the best way to cram 14 weeks of finite maths in.. say.. 7 days?

cheers

(yea, literally this semester I only gave ~3 hours of finite study just before midsession. needless to say, result was pathetic :/)

2. cram? sit down and start reading I guess.. and do the exercises.
My usual procedure for cramming:
1.read notes and examples.
2.do a few numerical/basic exercises
3.read again, in depth
4.try to outline proofs.
5.After every 2 or 3 chapters, go back and skim through the whole thing from the beginning, that would keep the picture intact.

Shouldn't be too difficult if you paid attention in lectures.

3. thanks, but im just curious as to how "proof-populated" the exam is. That is, do they just ask you to convert base-2 nums to base-10 (had enough during 1721 exam), or more proof-oriented questions (some real hard fermat theorem proofing for example)?

Anyhow, thanks a lot for that tip, greatly appreciated. Think that should be enough to get me started and motivated..

4. I can't remember this exam that well, but I remember it contained proofs AND number crunches (like decrypting RSA codes). Make sure you know how to prove everything ....

5. okay, thanks for the tips

6. Hey
there's past exams on mycourse
http://149.171.40.99/ALEPH/LT4Q43TQC.../short-current
If that doesn't work go to http://www.library.unsw.edu.au/mycourse/mycourse.html and type in MATH2400

7. WOW, thanks a _LOT_. I can imagine myself downloading all of them.

thanks again, really appreciated

and somewhere deep inside I feel stupid for not looking at the library site..

8. Originally Posted by McLake
(like decrypting RSA codes).
Maybe I should have gone to UNSW. I love decrypting RSA.

9. Dude, (UTS)
I gave you the library links like over a week ago.

Hmm, lecture notes are helping, math2400 book = OBSCURITY

10. tew bad dude, i probably was cramming for accounting at that time. talk about bad timing :/

11. Originally Posted by KeypadSDM
Maybe I should have gone to UNSW. I love decrypting RSA.
Hooray for UNSW ...

Originally Posted by ace
Hmm, lecture notes are helping, math2400 book = OBSCURITY
I know. I hope you made good notes in class ...

12. and I didn't buy the book.. yesh!

so far I've had some kind of success learning from nothing 6 chapters within 3 days. The last 3 chapter seems to be no pushover tho, its pretty tough :/

damn polynomials

13. Originally Posted by McLake
Hooray for UNSW ...
Nevertheless, the competition's better here. I'm talking freak of freaks - 99, 99, 100 in 3 of his 5 first year maths. I dunno about the other 2 though.

He's crazy insane man, crazy. Keeping me on my toes.

14. Originally Posted by KeypadSDM
I'm talking freak of freaks - 99, 99, 100 in 3 of his 5 first year maths. I dunno about the other 2 though.
Who would that be?

15. Originally Posted by KeypadSDM
Nevertheless, the competition's better here. I'm talking freak of freaks - 99, 99, 100 in 3 of his 5 first year maths. I dunno about the other 2 though.

He's crazy insane man, crazy. Keeping me on my toes.
ive heard of a crazy guy called enoch. does that ring a bell?

16. Yes. Enoch rings a bell.

A very big bell.

You talking of Enoch Lam?

17. Originally Posted by BlackJack
Yes. Enoch rings a bell.

A very big bell.

You talking of Enoch Lam?
according to my sources, hes a homunculus freak

18. Re: finite maths.. again

Hey does anyone have any solutions for MATH2400 past papers??

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