MATH06072 2013 MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 3

General Details

Full Title
MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE 3
Transcript Title
MATHEMATICS 3
Code
MATH06072
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MATH - Mathematics
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
David Doyle
Programme Membership
SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

Further development of mathemathical techniques necessary for scientists

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

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

2.

Use logarithms and exponents to perform population analysis.

3.

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

4.

Perform probability calculations for single and multiple events.

5.

Use the normal distribution to determine biological probabilities.

6.

Communicate mathematical data both individually and as a group

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

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
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
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
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
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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Other Resources

Mathematics for Biologist (Semester 3) - Moodle site

Additional Information
None