ISBN 9788130906003,Maths and Stats For the Life and Medical Sciences

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ISBN 9788130906003

Scion Publishing Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788130906003

ISBN-10 8130906007


Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Life Sciences

Maths & Stats : If you are about to study for a degree in the life or medical sciences, you will need some core maths skills. You do not need to be a budding mathematician but you do need to be comfortable handling numbers.
It’s hard to believe, but the maths and stats in this book is all presented i a really user-friendly manner to speed your understanding. In addition, the authors provide you with numerous examples to show you the relevance and application of maths and stats to your course. The book also contains lots of questions (and answers), so that you can test your understanding at any time - it really does get easier with practice.
About the Author
Dr Michael Harris
 MB BS FRCGP MMEd is a GP and senior lecturer in postgraduate medicine in Bath. Until recently he was an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners. He has a special interest in the design of educational materials.
Dr Gordon Taylor PhD MSc BSc (Hons) is a senior research fellow in medical statistics at the University of Bath. His main role is in the teaching, support and supervision of health-care professionals involved in non-commercial research. Mrs Jacquelyn Taylor MSc BSc (Hons) PGCE has worked in both secondary and higher education in mathematics and science.
Table Of Contents

How to use this book
Handling numbers
Working with fractions
Approximation and errors
Introduction to graphs
The gradient of a graph
Algebraic equations
Quadratic equations
Simultaneous equations
Sequences and series of numbers
Working with powers
Exponential growth and decay
Circles and spheres
Differential calculus
Integral calculus
Using and recognising graphs
Sl units
The language of statistics
Describing data: measuring averages
Standard deviation
Checking for a normal distribution
Degrees of freedom
How to use statistics to make comparisons
The standard error of the mean
Confidence intervals
Significance and P values
Tests of significance
Analysis of variance
The chi-squared test
Bayesian statistics

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