Students entering in Mathematics, expecting to have a preliminary concept on fundamental elements of Mathematics such as algebra and trigonometry.
In this course, students will learn the basics function, calculus, matrix, and probability. They will study standard functions with graphs, applications of differentiation, and integration in life sciences. More generally, the students will improve their ability to think critically, to analyze a real problem and solve it using a wide array of mathematical tools. These skills will be invaluable to them in whatever path they choose to follow for study in the advanced sciences and applications. They will also able to apply these ideas to a wide range of problems that include the life and environmental sciences issues. The students should be able to interpret the concepts of modeling algebraically, graphically, and verbally.
After the successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand the expansion of functions, differentiation, integration, matrices, probability, and their applications in life sciences. They would be able to prepare a project using the mathematical tools using differentiation, integration, matrix, probability for creating model for life sciences.
Numbers of Hours: 15 hrs
There would be feedback quiz to practice in the class. The quiz covers from the theoretical to practical aspects in the life and environmental sciences.
Semester Homework :
Students have to submit a semester final homework on the final exam day. The aim of the homework is to practice and review the class lectures. This will help the students to prepare themselves for the final exam to acheive a expected grade. In addition, the homework will carry a percentage of final grade.
There will be one exam at the end of the semester.
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