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Old 8th Aug 2018, 19:48
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Maths and Physics prep.

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Apologies as this has been done a few times generically before, i've saved up enough to jump into the modular route and have decided to brush up on my Maths and Physics, its been 9 years since my GCSE's and i've not used them much.

I came across a website 'flyinsite' (cant post links yet) offering a book for aviation related maths & physics. Has anyone here used this and can recommend or should i just stick to what everyone else says and use Bitesize? Need to get cracking as i'm quite rusty...

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Old 8th Aug 2018, 20:32
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Websites like Khan Academy and Don't Memorise are nice. You can find several channels on YouTube and if you do a search with Google you will also find several websites

Essential Maths and Physics Bundle by OATMedia might also be worth the small investment.
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That essential maths and physics bundle looks perfect especially at the reasonable price, have you used it or know anyone who has?
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You can download some for free here: http://www.captonline.com/samplenotes.pdf
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Originally Posted by nord121 View Post
That essential maths and physics bundle looks perfect especially at the reasonable price, have you used it or know anyone who has?
I have not because I have some high school books in pdf format in my mother language, but if I had not had those I would have bought the OATMedia bundle.
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You can download some for free here
They're excellent notes, would this contain everything needed for passing a basic COMPASS test do you think?
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Compass test?
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Padpilot.eu Maths and Physics for Pilots - available Free of Charge through the I-Store - follow the link on their web site.

Mental Maths for Pilots - Can't remember the author but The Big River site had it last time I checked.

Another tip - start mentally adding stuff up as you walk around the supermarket, or driving at x speed, whats my ETA (and RTA further along) etc...
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Compass test?
He is talking about psychometric tests.

@nord121, I am not aware of many psychometric tests that include physics - only Mollymawk and a few others - but generally, the maths test is very basic arithmetic, very basic geometry, and SOHCAHTOA style of trigonometry. Focus more on maths tricks and shortcut and how to do it on paper, because in most of the cases you will not be allowed to use a calculator.
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Right - they never work anyway
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Hello all,

I was indeed talking about the psychometric tests. Oh right okay well i suppose it cant be bad to learn a little to help me along the way, Pacos notes certainly compress it into a nice format for learning a section a night or something like that.

Banana Joe i will scrub up on subjects like that ive been doing long division and multiplication on paper etc to get myself back into the swing of things. SOHCAHTOA is all included in Pacos notes so thats handy.

Duchess thank you for the suggestions ill look into all of them, especially as they are freebies, i dont understand how CAE can try and charge you 38 pounds for 6 months when there is so much free stuff around, i think ill stay away from them.

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Th mention of firkins in those notes is a joke BTW You might get a laugh if you used in in an interview...
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If you are comfortable with Trigonometry it will help you out a lot on 2 of the tougher subjects in POF and Gen Nav

Get comfortable with a scientific calculator and it really will help you on those 2 tricky subjects
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The DMS button is the golden button for GNav.
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Originally Posted by nord121 View Post
Hello all,

Apologies as this has been done a few times generically before, i've saved up enough to jump into the modular route and have decided to brush up on my Maths and Physics, its been 9 years since my GCSE's and i've not used them much.

I came across a website 'flyinsite' (cant post links yet) offering a book for aviation related maths & physics. Has anyone here used this and can recommend or should i just stick to what everyone else says and use Bitesize? Need to get cracking as i'm quite rusty...

Cheers,

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COMPASS does indeed include a separate physics test,I did two in May. Basic maths, more like Speed,distance time questions, bearings and not so much trig
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COMPASS does indeed include a separate physics test,I did two in May. Basic maths, more like Speed,distance time questions, bearings and not so much trig

Thank you, what did you do in preparation. If anything?
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Make sure you are adept at transposing formulae.

I have spent hours teaching individuals who were unable to do this because it was not possible to hold up a lecture just because some students couldn't do it.
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