Maths for Science by Sally Jordan

Maths for Science

bySally Jordan, Shelagh Ross, Pat Murphy

Paperback | October 6, 2012

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Maths is a tool for representing and investigating the nature of the real world: it can simplify the huge complexity of natural processes, enabling us to make predictions and test assumptions. Without maths, the process of scientific enquiry would quickly stall. Yet, for many, maths is seen asa daunting, theory-filled subject, with little relevance to the real world.Maths for Science overturns these misconceptions by providing a confidence-boosting overview of essential mathematical skills and techniques. With examples and practice problems throughout, it shows in a clear, unintimidating style why maths is so important to the study of science, and encouragesyou to develop the essential skills for yourself. Building from the foundations of maths - numbers, fractions, and units and scales of measurement - the book leads you through a range of widely-used skills and concepts, including the handling of equations, logarithms, and the essentials of differentiation, probability and statistics, to provide acomplete course of essential maths for science.Online Resource CentreFor registered adopters of the text:* Figures from the book in electronic formatFor students:* Additional exercises, with solutions, to supplement those in the book itself* A flashcard glossary to help you master the essential terminology

About The Author

Sally Jordan is a senior lecturer in The Open University's Department of Physical Sciences and is a science staff tutor at The Open University in the East of England, responsible for the delivery of OU science modules throughout East Anglia. She has written teaching materials to develop mathematical skills across a range of Open Univer...

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Title:Maths for ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10.35 × 8.27 × 0.95 inPublished:October 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199644969

ISBN - 13:9780199644964

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Table of Contents

1. Starting points2. Measurement in science3. Calculating in science4. Unit conversions5. Algebra6. Putting algebra to work7. Graphs and gradient8. Rate of change and differentiation9. Angles and trigonometry10. Logarithms11. Probability and descriptive statistics12. Statistical hypothesis testing