Maths from Scratch for Biologists
By (author) Alan J. Cann
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Maths from Scratch for Biologists by Alan J. Cann
Book DescriptionNumerical ability is an essential skill for everyone studying the biological sciences but many students are frightened by the 'perceived' difficulty of mathematics, and are nervous about applying mathematical skills in their chosen field of study. Having taught introductory maths and statistics for many years, Alan Cann understands these challenges and just how invaluable an accessible, confidence building textbook could be to the fearful student. Unable to find a book pitched at the right level, that concentrated on why numerical skills are useful to biologists, he wrote his own. The result is Maths form Scratch for Biologists , a highly instructive, informal text that explains step by step how and why you need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. Features: An accessible, jargon-busting approach to help readers master basic mathematical, statistical and data handling techniques in biology Numerous end of chapter problems to reinforce key concepts and encourage students to test their newly acquired skills through practise A handy, time-saving glossary A supplementary website with numerous problems and self-test exercises
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471498353
(244mm x 169mm x 15mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan J. Cann
Maths from Scratch for Biologists, Hardback (October 2002)
Explains step-by-step how and why you need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. This book offers skills that are introduced using a problem solving approach that emphasises the biological background of the book rather than the mathematical theory.
DNA Virus Replication, Paperback (January 2000)
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DNA Viruses, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Alan J. Cann
The properties of viruses are distinct from those of living organisms, making the study of viruses different from other areas of biology. DNA Viruses:A Practical Approach brings together all the major experimental methods for studying DNA viruses.
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Author Biography - Alan J. Cann
Alan Cann has worked in both the UK and USA, and in addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate biologists and medical students, he runs an active research laboratory at the University of Leicester, UK, studying the molecular biology and pathogenesis of viruses. He has been awarded numerous grants for educational research and was the inaugural winner of the Society for General Microbiology UK Wildy prize for Education in 2001.
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