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[Question]Regarding UM Physics
« 于: 七月 05, 2012, 03:35:31 下午 »
So I applied for Physics and I'd like prep myself before the course starts. Do they have like reading lists/book recommendations for incoming students? If there isn't can any current students over there doing Physics recommend me some books that I can start with? I don't want to suffer on my 1st year. Is the learning curve for 1st year students very steep or is there a gentler learning curve? I have so many questions unanswered and these are only a few that I can think off the top of my head. Trying to get contacts of Physics seniors currently enrolled in public unis but to no avail, so I posted on here. I have so much to ask..

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*Sorry for not posting in Chinese in a Chinese language forum. I can speak Chinese but can't read or write. Really sorry. In fact I registered on Quansheng with the help of Google Translate.
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Re: [Question]Regarding UM Physics
« 回复 #1 于: 七月 07, 2012, 05:25:37 下午 »
Hi there, is the intake results announced or you are very sure that you will get physics? before this, are you a STPM student or a matriculation student? Well i agree that with this 9-month long holiday u might have returned whatsoever you have learned in your pre-U education to your teacher. However, preparing for uni level courses is a hard thing to do as the books or materials required are usually set by lecturers. and for every semester, the lecturer might change and so do the study materials (i believe there are some commission factor in that). Therefore i don't feel that you are able to prepare it as u wished. but anyhow, refresh your knowledge by revising your pre-U books might be helpful. Uni life is not so stressed academically anyway. All the best ^^

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Re: [Question]Regarding UM Physics
« 回复 #2 于: 七月 08, 2012, 09:29:51 下午 »
Yea I am pretty sure that I'm going to get Physics according to past year stats on quansheng. I have 4.0 and 80+ co-curricular marks so I'm pretty confident.

Actually this thread is pretty irrelevant already because just yesterday I got the news that I won a scholarship for me to study at UCL. I've got offers from several UK unis already including Imperial College London, UCL, Edinburgh and some other unis already so actually now the UPU results don't really matter.

And now I'm actually more worried about my prior preparation since competition at top unis are more stiff. I really want to get a 1st and not put the scholarship to waste. I'd really appreciate if any current students can advise me on the books they are using in their 1st year. Now I'm doing some preparation with Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker and also the Young/Freedman book. What books do you all use for mathematical methods?

Thank you for your reply! This forum is kinda dead..

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Re: [Question]Regarding UM Physics
« 回复 #3 于: 七月 11, 2012, 08:52:44 下午 »
Yea I am pretty sure that I'm going to get Physics according to past year stats on quansheng. I have 4.0 and 80+ co-curricular marks so I'm pretty confident.

Actually this thread is pretty irrelevant already because just yesterday I got the news that I won a scholarship for me to study at UCL. I've got offers from several UK unis already including Imperial College London, UCL, Edinburgh and some other unis already so actually now the UPU results don't really matter.

And now I'm actually more worried about my prior preparation since competition at top unis are more stiff. I really want to get a 1st and not put the scholarship to waste. I'd really appreciate if any current students can advise me on the books they are using in their 1st year. Now I'm doing some preparation with Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, Walker and also the Young/Freedman book. What books do you all use for mathematical methods?

Thank you for your reply! This forum is kinda dead..

this forum only get alive when it's near to admission.. hahaha~ anyway~ all the best to you!!! by the way~ dun be too proud of yourself, be humble, and more sociable, it's USEFUL!!! ^^ for your information, i was a 4.0 with co-curriculum marks 95 but in uni, i'm kinda nothing, results don't make you better than others, and academic doesn't mean everything~ strive for life long skills, and i believe you would ^^ good luck!! (Honestly, i rejected a scholarship from Singapore just to stay in Malaysia as i feel in Malaysia i can carry on my life without that much stress on academic and i have more time to do whatever i want, let say socialing etc.. and of course, i cant afford watching movie in Singaporean cinemas~ HEHEHE) To me, be a god in a human world is much better than be a human being in heavenly places (a metaphore)

p/s: i would suggest to you the book <Physics For Scientists And Engineers - 6th Ed - By Serway And Jewett>, that was the book i used when i prepare for IPhO during my time...

All the best pal~