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Maths (with Physics)

A challenging but rewarding course which incorporates elements of both subjects, offering the opportunity to study everything from abstract logic to black holes.
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Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Maths (with Physics).

Overview

Mathematics with Physics is a first year course only. At the end of the first year, you can
either continue with the Mathematical Tripos or change to the Natural Sciences Tripos for the remaining two years of the degree. The one-year course is ideal for students who are unsure whether to specialise in Maths or Physics.

Overview πŸ”— A brief summary of the Mathematics with Physics course is available in the Maths section of the university undergraduate prospectus.

Course Prospectus πŸ”— 🌟 A more in-depth summary of the options available within the Mathematics with Physics course.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Maths student is like, compared to official materials.

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Richard Feynman lectures πŸ”— The university recommends this series of online lectures to prospective undergraduates. In 'The Relation Between Maths and Physics', Dr Richard Feynman explains how the universal language of mathematics functions as the means of applying reason and logic to understanding nature.

Application Resources

Maths Reading List πŸ”— 🌟 This is the reading lists for the Maths papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long it is; the texts are intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

STEP admissions test information πŸ”— Have a look at the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP), which is the Maths admissions test for Cambridge

InsideUni Maths with Physics interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

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