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S207 - The physical world

Are you ready for S207? is a web-based set of diagnostic self-assessment questions for prospective students of S207 The Physical World.

The questions are broken into eight sets on 'Scientific notation', 'Calculations, units and significant figures', 'Algebra', 'Squares and square roots', 'Powers of quantities', 'Constants of proportionality', 'Trigonometry' and 'Graphs'. You will receive feedback on each question as you complete it, and, at the end, overall feedback on each set that should enable you to judge for yourself whether or not you have an appropriate level of knowledge to embark on The Physical World.

You should expect to spend around 50 minutes working through the questions.

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