Study Guide:    Basic Mathematics

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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, 2nd Edition
   Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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This study unit aims to develop basic mathematical skills for science. This is achieved by a series of video tips and associated QVA tutorials - questions with video worked answers.

Video Tip: Using the rules of BODMAS
Video Tip: Using 'powers of ten' for scientific (standard) notation in a calculator and Excel
Video Tip: Changing ‘powers of ten’

pdf Tutorials: Powers; Fractions; Areas and volumes

QVA tutorials (in recommended order of study):

Number line 

BODMAS rules 

Scientific (standard) notation 

Some basic techniques in algebra 


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10/09/10