# MTH171 - Mathematics

 Semester Winter - 2020 Fall - 2019 Summer - 2019 Winter - 2019 Fall - 2018 Summer - 2018 Schools offering this subject Select school School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry Last revision date Feb 15, 2020 9:53:57 AM Last review date Feb 15, 2020 9:53:57 AM

Subject Title
Mathematics

Subject Description
A study of the fundamentals of technical mathematics with applications as necessary for studies in chemistry and the biological sciences. Topics include numerical computation, linear and quadratic equations, algebra and factoring, graphing empirical data and linear equations, solving surface area and volume of composite solids and Pythagorean Theorem, unit, stoichiometric, and density conversion, solutions, and dilutions. Students will be presented with many examples and exercises designed to provide experience with interpreting and analyzing practical problems that relate to applications in chemical and biological laboratory work.

It should be observed that MTH171/MTH173 is to be regarded as only the first half of a two-part requirement that, for completeness, must also include MTH273. This subject requires students to use the WileyPLUS online resource.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY, CLP, CLT and BTA programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematical principles and its importance in many technological programs.
2. Perform operations combining signed, numbers, absolute values, fractions, decimals, exponents, roots and percentages.
3. Solve application questions using scientific notation, significant figure/digits, units of measurement and conversions (metric, imperial and stoichiometric).
4. Solve multiple types of equations using ratio and proportion, percentages, and simple algebra.
5. Understand algebraic operations and solve systems of linear equations and quadratic equations.
6. Solve and graph algebraic equations and apply these concepts to technical calculations, re-arrange and evaluate formulas.
7. Represent empirical data using standard graphing principles. Graph linear, quadratic, and cubic equations.
8. Use basic properties to solve solid geometric questions and applications.
9. Solve word problems in each of these mathematical topics as they relate to science and technological fields.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.