Maths for Science

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Math 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 math, the process of scientific enquiry would quickly stall. Yet, for many, math is seen as a daunting, theory-filled subject, with little relevance to the real world.

This book 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 math is so important to the study of science, and encourages students to develop the essential skills for themselves.

Building from the foundations of math--numbers, fractions, and units and scales of measurement--the book leads students through a range of widely used skills and concepts (e.g., equations, logarithms, differentiation, and probability and statistics), providing a complete course of essential math for science.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
* Extensive examples and questions encourage active learning
* Focuses on the relevance of math to science in the real world
* Clear writing style

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* For instructors: Contains figures from the book in electronic format (available to registered adopters of the text)
* For students: Includes additional exercises with solutions and a flashcard glossary

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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 University science modules, and is chair of the OU's introductory science module, Science Starts Here. Shelagh Ross and Pat Murphy each have more than 30 years' experience of Open University teaching in physics, biology and interdisciplinary science across a range of levels.

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It is also good that they have devoted a whole chapter to the subject of units, which distinguishes this type of book from one written by a mathematician. This is certainly a book that I would consider using with more mathematically challenged students. Its presentation, coupled with starting at an appropriate level, make it one of the more accessible books on the market for this audience. * Paul Yates, Education in Chemistry *

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