Foundation Mathematics for Biosciences

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Jackie Willis / Ela Bryson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
October 2016
ISBN13
9780273774587
ISBN
0273774581
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Description

Foundation Mathematics for Biosciences provides an accessible and clear introduction to mathematical skills for students of the biosciences.  The book chapters cover key topic areas and their associated techniques, thereby presenting the maths in context. A student focused pedagogical approach will help students build their confidence, develop their understanding and learn how to apply mathematical techniques within their studies. Students will be able to use the book as a resource to complement their theory-based textbooks and to prepare themselves for practical classes, tutorials and research projects.

 

This book can be supported by MyMathLabGlobal, an online teaching and learning platform designed to build and test your understanding. The book and the MyMathLabGlobal system provide a range of benefits including:

• A tool for the diagnosis of existing strengths and weaknesses in maths

• A comprehensive set of algorithmically generated questions that can be used by students to practise and develop their skills in an independent and flexible manner and by the tutor to evaluate progress

 

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Features

Featuring:

  • a tool for the diagnosis of existing strengths and weaknesses in maths
  • a comprehensive set of algorithmically generated questions that can be used by students to practise and develop their skills in an independent  and flexible manner
  • an online gradebook that can be  used by both students and lecturers to evaluate progress and share results
  • an overall resource which improves students’ confidence by giving them a better conceptual understanding of maths and its key role in achieving competence in their main subject

Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter 1  Basic arithmetic skills

1.1  Elementary Arithmetic Calculations

1.2  Indices, BODMAS and Use of Equations

 

Chapter 2  Fractions and Decimals

2.1  Use of Fractions

2.2  Decimal Fractions, Approximation and Scientific Notation

 

Chapter 3 Units

2.1 SI Units

2.2 Interconversion of units

 

Chapter 4  Ratios and Percentages

4.1 Ratios and Proportions

4.2  Percentages

 

Chapter 5  Logarithms

5.1 Rules of Logarithms

5.2 Application of Logarithms

 

Chapter 6  Solutions and Dilutions

6.1 Moles and Molarity

6.2 Dilutions and Serial Dilutions

 

Chapter 7  Measurements in Biology

7.1 Cell Biology and Microbiology

7.2 Physiology and Pharmacology

 

Chapter 8  Analytical Biology

8.1 Analytical Methods

8.2 Chromatographic Techniques

 

Chapter 9 Molecular Biology

9.1 DNA Analysis

9.2 Protein Analysis

 

Chapter 10 Enzyme Kinetics

10.1 Michaelis-Menten Equation

10.2 Enzyme inhibition and Cooperative Binding

 

Chapter 11  Statistics

10.1 Descriptive statistics

10.2 Statistical testing

 

Chapter 12  Graphs and Charts

11.1 Presenting Data using Graphs and Charts

11.2 Correlation and Regression

 

Back Cover

Foundation Mathematics for Biosciences provides an accessible and clear introduction to mathematical skills for students of the biosciences.  The book chapters cover key topic areas and their associated techniques, thereby presenting the maths in context.

A student focused pedagogical approach will help students build their confidence, develop their understanding and learn how to apply mathematical techniques within their studies. Students will be able to use the book as a resource to complement their theory-based textbooks and to prepare themselves for practical classes, tutorials and research projects.

 

Key features

The book progresses in a logical manner, opening with fundamental problems and then building to more complex calculations aligned to different disciplines in the biosciences.

• Worked examples with detailed solutions provide step-by-step guidance through each calculation to help students build their practical skills.

• Important rules and key points are highlighted in text boxes to help students consolidate their understanding of techniques and theory.

• Illustrations provide insight into what students are likely to encounter in the laboratory.

• Self-assessment questions are provided throughout to enable students to manage their learning and track their progress.

• Learning objectives and key terms also help students to monitor their study.

 

Suitable for students on courses from the pure end of the spectrum to more applied courses such as biomedical sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and forensics.

 

 

 

This book can be supported by MyMathLabGlobal, an online teaching and learning platform designed to build and test your understanding. The book and the MyMathLabGlobal system provide a range of benefits including:

• A tool for the diagnosis of existing strengths and weaknesses in maths

• A comprehensive set of algorithmically generated questions that can be used by students to practise and develop their skills in an independent and flexible manner and by the tutor to evaluate progress

 

 

Dr Ela Bryson is Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire

Dr Jackie Willis is Associate Dean of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire

 

 

 

Author

Dr Jackie Willis is Associate Dean of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire.

 

Dr Elzbieta Bryson is Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire.