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Starting to learn Basic Calculus!

Hello Brilliantians! I just got inspired by one of Einstein's article in which it was mentioned that he mastered calculus at the age of 14! Being Inspired, I too wanna do so! So, from where should I start from?

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2 years, 3 months ago

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This is the best calculus book I have ever read! Hope it helps you! :) Harsh Shrivastava · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Harsh Shrivastava Thanks! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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Calculus the Easy Way (sequel to Algebra and Trigonometry the Easy Way) helped me also master calculus by 14. Also The Calculus Livesaver. And lots of videos. (This includes stuff like DVDs intended as study guides or for homeschooling.)

Having an amazing parent who buys you tons of math books helps. (I love you, dad!) Akiva Weinberger · 2 years, 2 months ago

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@Akiva Weinberger Thank U for your kind advice! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 2 months ago

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@Akiva Weinberger I don't know why it says I'm 20 over there. I'm 15. Akiva Weinberger · 2 years, 2 months ago

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Keep up bro! Bryan Lee Shi Yang · 2 years, 3 months ago

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Hey I'm having same case as yours Sumit Gaur · 1 year, 11 months ago

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@Sumit Gaur Nice to learn that. Swapnil Das · 1 year, 11 months ago

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I think you can refer NCERT Class 11 and Class 12 Mathematics Textbooks. You can also refer reference books like the books written by Dr. R D Sharma for Class 11 and 12. Mastering calculus requires a lot of practice. By the way have you mastered trigonometry and did you refer the books that I had suggested for trigonometry ? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Why don't U do mechanics on Brilliant? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I am not strong in mechanics. I do practice the mechanics problems on Brilliant but I think I can solve more problems on Brilliant only after more exposure to mechanics. I do have a brief idea about kinematics, gravitation, vectors , thermodynamics, optics, etc. but I can solve the questions on Brilliant only when I have mastered them through practice. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Manish, do you find the Mechanics practice section useful on Brilliant? Do you have any suggestions for improvement in that area? Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Calvin Lin Yes Sir, I do find mechanics practice section very useful on brilliant. I can give my suggestions only after I have mastered the field. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Practice and come back to solve problems on brillaint! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Ya ! Thank u for your advice. I hope to solve mechanics problems on brilliant very soon. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Ya! Your suggestions were very good! I found NCERT quiet easy ! I reffered to class 9 IIT Foundation, quiet hard! Well, of which class U R ? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I have just passed Class 10 in 2015. My course for JEE 2017 will begin on 22 April. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Best of Luck for Ur Course! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Thank you Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash What do U wanna become? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I aspire to study Computer Science in a good IIT and if possible become a civil servant after that. As of now I have to prepare for NTSE 2nd stage scheduled on 10th May during my holidays. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Good! Do you know anyone on Brilliant who wants to become a Scientist? ( I too want to!) Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I want to become a scientist! I am not surprised to see a companion, who aspires to be a scientist!

BTW, which field do you want to enter in? And are you a 10 grader at present??? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das What do you mean? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu What's your age? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Ur Problems are just great! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Thank you very much! Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu I am a ninth grader, and field = Theoretical physics Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das What a surprise, me too involved in theoretical physics! I think you are a great follower of Albert Einstien . Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu U may know from my prof pic! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Obviously! Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Your age? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu What is your age? ( in real) Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I am presently 15 years old and a 10 grader. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu What are your plans for becoming a theoretical physicist? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das My first target is to go into some good IIT, and train myself there, and probably you might have heard of CERN in Switzerland, I would like to be a physicst there, it is a place where they research on the origins of the universe!!! Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Our interests are also same wow! I want also to go to IIT first. Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Have you heard of CERN? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Sure! It is my dream home since class 5! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das What next, I hope we meet together at CERN! Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Sure! Do U know quantum mechanics? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Of course! Though I am a beginner I have quite a bit of knowledge in it, I have also studied a lot about the hadron collider at CERN, if you would like to get some entertainment and knowledge read Dan Brown's novels... Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Me too! well , ever given rmo? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das No, but,I have given NSO and IMO Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Did you mean NSO, IMO of SOF ? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Yes Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Yes, he means that only! have U given them? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Yes I have been giving them since I was in Class 3. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash What happened finally in your stint at the ESPN quiz? @Manish Dash and do you quiz these days too? :) Krishna Ar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Krishna Ar We missed the semifinals by a whisker of 5 points........... Yes , I had been participating in quizzes till the end of Class 10. I am proud enough to state that I managed to win the last quiz of my school life in style by finishing first in CSI Wizkid quiz which was a city level general quiz in which about 140-150 teams from over 40 schools of Vizag participated. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Quizzing has been one of my greatest hobbies since childhood. I have mentioned about it in my profile. I hope to continue it after intermediate as I wouldn't be able to do so during that time. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Krishna Ar How did you know that my team was one among those teams in ESPN quiz ? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash IDK, I was watching a few videos of ESPN quiz. (long back, I had seen your team) . Then after seeing you here , was reminisced about it! :D . Krishna Ar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Krishna Ar Thank you for asking me about my fav hobby. By the way, what about you? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash I too like quizzing. I mayn't have won too many quizzes like you/ other professionals, but I too have a few victories to my name (Aqua Regia, VodaFone Quiz, Nuclear Quiz-ISRP&DAE etc). On a side note, I like to waste time. :P Krishna Ar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Krishna Ar Hello Krishna! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das hi Krishna Ar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Me too... Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Imo ranks? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das NSO state rank - 8. IMO state rank - 7 Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Fabulous! R U called Einstein in Your Class? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das No, I am called Leonardo Da Vinci Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Why so? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das 'Cause I am the biggest follower of him in our whole school, see my profile picture. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Did you become a fan of him after you read Dan Brown's novel 'the Da Vinci Code'? Adarsh Kumar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Adarsh Kumar Not exactly, but it happened that I read about his history in grade 4 and I am a fan since then.., Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu oh,ok!it was just a guess. Adarsh Kumar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Adarsh Kumar But yes it had made a difference too. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Adarsh Kumar What is the Novel about, Adarsh Bhaiya? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das see Sravanth's comment Adarsh Kumar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das It is about a search for the holy Grail, most of it is about code breaking. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu is there any connection to it with QM? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das No. But the information about quantum mechanics is in his other novel called ANGELS AND DEMONS. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Have U read it? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Oh yes! And there is a lot about CERN and it has a lot of information about anti matter and QM. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu I shall read it then! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Oh yes you can read it. There is a lot of GK about theoretical physics, but in some parts it is age restricted but don,'t mind them. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu oh! be careful! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das As you are interested in theoretical physics you can get a lot of information. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Visit Cernland site! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Can you provide a link? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu [http://www.cernland.net/] Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das if u want to do online research , then.. i may provide u another link Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Can you provide the other link? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Google Particle Clicker- this will just suck U in, so lets tommorrow! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Thank you, I have got to go, nice meeting you, bye! Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Bye! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das i am also in class 10th. Adarsh Kumar · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Adarsh Kumar Bhaiya, have U participated in RMO? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu ya!It was obvious! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das BTW, have you participated in IMO or NSO, if yes what are your ranks? Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu No, I just hate 'em because all coaching students win! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das But I have had no coaching. . . Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Wow! but in our class everybody has except me! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Really, but just mere practice can make you a champion. Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Sure!then I would also participate! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Try it this year. I am on full practice, I had got the 9 grade results of 2 level, which I have just told you before, last fortnight.

I am now trying to get state 1 st this year. . . Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu Also try RMO! I am only gonna give math olympiads this year! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Sure, as I have heard about it this year only I wasn't,t able to participate till now. . . Sravanth Chebrolu · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I don't know anyone on Brilliant who wants to become a scientist but I do know a few persons who want to become scientists and are not on brilliant. One among them is my cousin who is now in IISc, Bangalore. His name is Spandan Dash. He studied in DAV C.S.PUR in Classs 11 and 12. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash He is of which branch? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das He has now finished his 2nd year there and has taken Physics as his major subject and biology as minor subject Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash He wants to become a physicist? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I think he wants to explore about space. Yes I do think that he wants to become a physicist. By the way have you started preparing for NTSE exam ? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash How did U know that I have qualaified for it! Yes, started! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I just wanted to know whether you had started preparing for it or not . Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I was just asking you. Are you in Class 10 that you have qualified in NTSE ? Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash No! I am a ninth grader( session started now only) . In our school, NTSE qualification test was conducted and the top 50 were taken to a separate section for training for the NTSE! And I was one of them Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das OK. Thats good to know about. I think it is the right time for you to start preparing for NTSE Stage 1. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Does it Have stages? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Obviously. NTSE has 2 levels or stages. The 1st level is the State level and is conducted by the the state governments and the 2nd level is the national level conducted by NCERT. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Whoo! Have u given rmo? please suggest me as i am gonna give that this year! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I had given pre rmo in class 9 but not in class 10 as it was during my first term examinations.But I do have seen the question paper and I think solving maths problems on Brilliant will help you a lot. Mastering permutations and combinations, algebra, trigonometry may help you succeed Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash books! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das 1.The art and craft of problem solving- Paul Zeitz

  1. Problem solving strategies- Arthur Engel

  2. There is a good book called go figure. It is all about math and has a lot of hard puzzles

Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Please refer to my note " Request for help" for further details Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Some less expensive ones? Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I think you can get a good idea by going to Pragyna Bookstore and Sriram Bookstore at Master Canteen Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Where do U stay? BBSR? Because thse names we people only know! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das I stay in Visakhapatnam but my native place is in BBSR . I have been to those book stores many times when I visit my relatives. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Manish Dash Hope to meet one day! Swapnil Das · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Ya ! For sure. Manish Dash · 2 years, 3 months ago

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