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October 9th, 2011, 02:34 AM  #1 
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Sorry posting here. Not really a math problem but I am wondering if any of you have these two books: Core Maths for Advanced Level 3rd Edition http://amazon.co.uk/dp/0748755098 Or: Core Maths for 'A' Level http://amazon.co.uk/dp/074871779X I have the latter book and am wondering is there any differences between the two? Or is the first book exactly the same but a different edition, or is a completely different book? Thanks for help everyone I have spoke to highly recommends the Bostock and Chandler books for a level. Thanks again 
October 9th, 2011, 04:08 AM  #2 
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There's also an earlier version: MATHEMATICS The Core Course for Alevel, for which Google provides a free preview. I would expect much of the material is the same. If anything, this earlier book would cover slightly more ground, as the core syllabus has been thinned a bit over the years. However, the latest edition presumably includes questions that occurred in more recent examinations, and may more accurately reflect current terminology. Will you be specializing in mathematics or just doing examinations based on the core syllabus? 
October 9th, 2011, 08:09 AM  #3 
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Thanks for the reply I'm a mature student (25 years old) and have just completed a Degree in Music Technology I've recently became quite obsessed with mathematics (especially with the way it appears in nature, and acoustics). At the moment I have gone back to college to study maths. I am taking C1, C2 and M1 and have an exam in January. Most of the learning has been home based and I am just trying to get more confident in the subjects to study as my teacher said my exam for C1 is in January. I have quite a lot to study and get to grips before then. I've bought the edexcel books for the core modules but feel that they do not provide adequate information that's why I was thinking about the other Bostock book as I already own the older version I was wondering if there was any differences in the newer edition or if you could recommend an other book that would prove helpful for some like me. Last time I properly studied math was 10 years ago for GSCE and I've found that going back through old GSCE books has been useless. As AS level is totally different. Quite confident with factorisation, combining terms, some quadratics and linear equations but other subjects I haven't touched upon. I found Peter Selby's book Practical Algebra quite good but misses a lot of detail out. Hopefully grades permitting I would progress onto C3,C4 and M2 and would love to study further math as it is such a fascinating subject. Just wish I studied it sooner as I'm getting older each day ha. Thanks once again and sorry for the long post. 

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