# MATH06072 2013 MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 3

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**Description**

Further development of mathemathical techniques necessary for scientists

### Learning Outcomes

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

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

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Use logarithms and exponents to perform population analysis.

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Evaluate concentrations & dilutions of solutions and suspensions using spectroscopy data.

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Perform probability calculations for single and multiple events.

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Use the normal distribution to determine biological probabilities.

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Communicate mathematical data both individually and as a group

### Module Dependencies

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### Indicative Syllabus

SI system of units

Scientific notation

Measuring energy, and temperature

Dimensional analysis

Avagadro's number

Molarity and concentration

Spectroscopy and standard curves

Dilutions and serial dilutions

Matices

Basic operations with matrices

Solving systems of polynomials using matrix inverses & matrix row operations

Calculating areas and volumes

Biological problems relating to area/volume

Logarithms and exponents

Radioactive decay and half life

Population analysis

Probability theory

Determining probabilities of single and multiple events

Normal distribution

Calculations using the normal distribution

### 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 | Online quizzes on each topic. Students are presented with 10 random multiple choice and numerical questions and are scored on their attempt. Over 350 questions are stored in Moodle and this allows the student plenty of variety. Students aren't marked on their actual score but on their efforts to achieve higher scores with successive attempts. |
Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 15 % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5 |

2 | Online Exam - students are set an online exam- they are encouraged to work together to try and achieve the highest score using any means!! | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 10 % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5 |

3 | Work Journal - student's neatly record their efforts at the exercises set in lectures. | Continuous Assessment | UNKNOWN | 15 % | OnGoing | 1,2,3,4,5 |

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Final exam. | Final Exam | UNKNOWN | 60 % | End of Term | 1,2,3,4,5,6 |

### Full Time Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Lecture | Tiered Classroom | Lecture | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |

Laboratory Practical | Computer Laboratory | Laboratory Practical | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |

Independent Learning | UNKNOWN | Self Study | 4 | Weekly | 4.00 |

### Module Resources

**Non ISBN Literary Resources**

Maths from Scratch for Biologists - Alan J. Cann - Wiley

**Other Resources**

*Mathematics for Biologist (Semester 3) - Moodle site *

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