QUOTE(CJB @ Jan 22 2012, 09:04 PM)
Ok Maizie I'll stick you back into the Barking category.......the thought of you sitting down to do calculus purely for the fun of the calculations put you at least as far out as Dagenham East
Which course are you doing?
(I can't take the mickey, I've spent the whole afternoon attempting to write a melody and accompaniment for my current OU course, and think some calculus might have been more successful)
MST121 - Using mathematics. A few years back I took the level 2 astronomy and planetary science courses, and really enjoyed them. Then they announced the level 3 follow on astro courses - which I'd love to do. The recommendations are that you have level 2 astro, physics and maths courses - and I only had the astro. So I looked at the level 2 physics and maths courses, and then decided to start with a level 1 maths course to cover the basics, as I only did AS level maths (and A level physics), and that was 1994.
So next year should be level 2 physics, the year after level 2 maths, and then after that I might be brave enough to try the level 3 courses...
Of course, if the funding changes change again (and again and again and again) and I have to pay the new full price, then the mysteries of the universe will have to be put aside; then I reckon it will be the mysteries of higher-grade theory I attempt then!