MATH06070 2019 Mathematics for Science 2

General Details

Full Title
Mathematics for Science 2
Transcript Title
Mathematics for Science 2
Code
MATH06070
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Doyle
Programme Membership
SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SECOL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SECOL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SECOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Ecology and Environmental Science SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

This module introduces the functions which occur most commonly in science and ways of examining their behaviour.  The primary focus is to understand where these functions occur, both in real life and science, and to provide students with the ability to recognise and analyse them appropriately.  The module also introduces statistical methods and analysis. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse and sketch polynomial functions of a linear, quadratic and cubic nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

2.

Analyse and sketch functions of a sinusoidal and rational nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

3.

Analyse and sketch functions of a logarithmic and exponential nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

4.

Use differential Calculus to analyse max/min curves and solve optimisation problems.

5.

Identify different types of data and use appropriate tables and curves to analyse data sets.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time. This will include live lectures supported by online VLE (Moodle) based notes, videos and associated quizzes.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final Exam

Students are required to achieve 100% in each online Quiz before the deadline. (Summative)

Students complete 1 CA test based on these online Quizzes,  (Summative)

 

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Analyse and sketch polynomial functions of a linear, quadratic and cubic nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

  • Solving linear and quadratic functions
  • Sketching linear quadratic and cubic curves,
  • Real world applications of these.

Analyse and sketch functions of a sinusoidal and rational nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

  • Basic trigonometry
  • Unit circle
  • Sketching and analysing Sine waves
  • Rational functions
  • Real world applications of these.

Analyse and sketch functions of a logarithmic and exponential nature. Discuss real world applications of these functions

  • Exponential growth and decay in Science
  • Sketching exponential and log functions
  • Using the log laws to solve logarithmic equations
  • pH  & dB calculations.

Use differential Calculus to analyse max/min curves and solve optimisation problems.

  • Differential Calculus
  • From first principles
  • By rule
  • Max/min problems 
  • Analysing max/min curves

Identify different types of data and use appropriate tables and curves to analyse data sets.

  • Characteristics of data
  • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • Frequency distribution and cumulative frequency tables
  • Charts, histograms and ogives.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle quizzes Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 CA test Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 10 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Maths practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2012-09-06 Maths for Science OUP Oxford
ISBN 0199644969 ISBN-13 9780199644964

Maths for science. 401pp. Good clean condition.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Maths for Science - Jordan, Ross & Murphy        OUP

Foundation Maths - Anthony Croft & Robert Davison- Pearson Press.

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources
Other Resources

None

 

Additional Information

None