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nord121 8th Aug 2018 19:48

Maths and Physics prep.
 
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,

Nord

Banana Joe 8th Aug 2018 20:32

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.

nord121 9th Aug 2018 00:05

That essential maths and physics bundle looks perfect especially at the reasonable price, have you used it or know anyone who has?

paco 9th Aug 2018 06:37

You can download some for free here: http://www.captonline.com/samplenotes.pdf

Banana Joe 9th Aug 2018 09:15


Originally Posted by nord121 (Post 10218716)
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.

nord121 9th Aug 2018 17:06


Originally Posted by paco (Post 10218881)
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?

paco 9th Aug 2018 18:06

Compass test?

Duchess_Driver 10th Aug 2018 07:50

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...

Banana Joe 10th Aug 2018 09:54


Originally Posted by paco (Post 10219411)
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.

paco 10th Aug 2018 12:51

Right - they never work anyway :)

nord121 10th Aug 2018 17:10

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.

Nord.

paco 10th Aug 2018 17:23

Th mention of firkins in those notes is a joke BTW :) You might get a laugh if you used in in an interview...

Negan 11th Aug 2018 17:19

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

Banana Joe 11th Aug 2018 18:21

The DMS button is the golden button for GNav.

xen97 14th Aug 2018 11:46


Originally Posted by nord121 (Post 10218559)
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,

Nord

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

nord121 15th Aug 2018 03:45


Originally Posted by xen97 (Post 10223383)
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?

dook 16th Aug 2018 13:01

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.

caravel 21st Aug 2018 08:23

good preparation suggestions, thank you. i will be doing my compass test next month. maths is ok, but havent had any physics since secondary school 15 years ago. any reference for an estimated preparation time in this case?

dook 21st Aug 2018 11:39

Newtons laws of motion, especially the second.


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