# MATH06071 2013 MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 1

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**Description**

The fundamentals of scientific mathematics are revised in this module.

### Learning Outcomes

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

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Perform calculations involving basic operations without a calculator.

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Manipulate mathematical expressions correctly.

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Plot linear and quadratic curves and analyse these graphs mathematically.

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Use scientific notation, SI units and dimensional analysis to express scientific values correctly.

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Solve and evaluate linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations.

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### Module Dependencies

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### Indicative Syllabus

Basic Operations

Decimals, Ratios & Percentages

Solutions & Dilutions

Formula Manipulation

Scientific Notation and SI Units

Plotting Graphs

Length, Area & Volume

Solving equations

Trigonometry

Logarithms

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

**Coursework & Continuous Assessment**

**End of Semester / Year Formal Exam**

### Coursework Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | The students partake in a weekly maths practical in which they are given 20-30 questions relating to the current lecture topic. This is a group work environment, the students are encouraged to work together to solving the problems. Three staff members are also present in a tutorial role only. | Formative | UNKNOWN | - % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

2 | CA tests every two weeks based on the material covered in the previous practicals. Six exams in total. | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 60 % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

3 | Practical books - books are checked at random and students encouraged to keep them up to date. | Formative | UNKNOWN | - % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

4 | Practical Book - Students are marked on the quality of their practical work during the module. | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 5 % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Final exam. | Final Exam | UNKNOWN | 35 % | End of Term | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

### Full Time Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Laboratory Practical | Flat Classroom | Laboratory Practical | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |

Lecture | Tiered Classroom | Lecture | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |

Independent Learning | UNKNOWN | Self Study | 3 | Weekly | 3.00 |

### Module Resources

**Non ISBN Literary Resources**

Foundation Mathematics - Anthony Croft and Robert Davison - Pearson Press.

**Other Resources**

www.mathtutor.ac.uk online videos and tutorials relating to many topics on the module.

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