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Introduction to Mathematical Methods for University-Level Science
Prepare for university by improving your mathematical skills
Mathematical methods are fundamental to the study of science subjects at university level. This course from the University of Nottingham will help you to strengthen your maths skills in preparation for your degree.
This course will help you develop the fundamental mathematical skills you need to study physics, engineering, computer science and other STEM subjects.
Unclear on how to do algebra, unsure of your mathematical problem-solving skills, or uncertain on differentiation and integration? This science skills course is designed for you.
Apply mathematical methods with confidence
This science skills course covers mathematical fundamentals, including how to solve algebra problems and tackle trigonometry, vectors and more.
By completing this course, you will develop confidence in the usage and evaluation of mathematical methods. You will be able to apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to the challenges you will face in university-level science. You will be able to reflect upon and identify common mathematical misconceptions.
- Differentiation and integration
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Coordinate geometry
- Building confidence with using mathematical methods to solve problems
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Improve confidence in your mathematical skills in preparation for university study
- Demonstrate your understanding of mathematical concepts including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors
- Apply your prior mathematical learning in different contexts
Who is the course for?
This introduction to mathematical methods is aimed at those looking to strengthen fundamental mathematics skills before studying science subjects at university.
It will also help reintroduce non-traditional university students to formal learning.
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