|Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology||
Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology
|84.50||approx. 7-9 days|
For laboratory courses in Biotechnology.
Help your students succeed with an accessible introduction to common laboratory calculations. The book focuses on the basics, helping even students with good math skills to practice the most frequently encountered types of problems, enabling them to be much more competent with mathematics in the lab.
• Common laboratory problems are discussed, with all material applied to real situations. This makes students more competent when confronted with calculations in the biotechnology laboratory.
• Multiple strategies for solving problems help students to better understand the underlying math. Students learn that there is frequently more than one path to the correct answer, giving them flexibility in thinking about problems and the ability to check their answers by solving a problem two different ways.
• While the text and problems were written by biologists, the text was edited by mathematicians. The problems and topics focus on common problems in the biotechnology laboratory, while mathematicians helped ensure correct math content.
• Hundreds of practice problems are provided, all with solutions. Many problems also include boxed, complete explanations.
• Ample textual material enables students to complete the material in a self-paced course structure with little teacher assistance.
• Hundreds of “story problems” relate to real situations in the lab.
Unit I: Brief Review of Some Basic Math Techniques
1. Exponents and Scientific Notation
3. Units of Measurement
4. Measurements and Significant Figures
5. Using Equations to Describe a Relationship
Unit II: Applications of Proportional Relationships in the Biology Laboratory
6. Ratios and Proportions
7. Unit Conversions
11. Introduction to Concentration Problems
12. Preparing Laboratory Solutions That Contain One Solute
14. Preparing Laboratory Solutions That Contain More Than One Solute
Unit III: Describing Relationships with Equations and Graphs
15. Graphing Linear Equations
17. Graphing Exponential Equations
Unit IV: Introduction to Descriptive Statistics
18. Measures of Central Tendency
19. Measures of Dispersion
20. Graphical Methods of Describing Data
Unit V. Biotechnology Applications
21. Calculations Relating to Animal Cell Culture
22. Amount and Concentration of Nucleic Acids
23. Calculations Relating to Common Molecular Biology Techniques
24. The Polymerase Chain Reaction
25. Calculations Relating to Protein Purification and Analysis