The objective of this module is to give an understanding of calculus and the use of differentiation and integration methods to solve problems in the scientific world. The module also aims to give a solid foundation in the area of descriptive statistics and the representation of data using statistical measures and graphical techniques. The mathematical theory and techniques learned will help the learner with material from other modules.
Functions and limits of functions. Differentiation from first principles. Rules and techniques of differentiation. Maxima and minima.
Methods of integration. Integration by substitution. Areas under the curve.
Data Tabulation. Display and summarisation. Graphical methods for describing quantitative data. Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
Students will learn through lectures, problem-solving tutorials and labs using mathematical software.
Self-directed learning is encouraged using tutorial questions and the use of on-line resources.
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