Essential Maths for Biologists, Medics and Vets
Learning objectives


1A Convert between decimals and scientific notation and vice versa (audioivisual 7 min 15s)  
1B Add, subtract, multiply and divide with scientific notation (audioivisual 10 min 46s)  
1C Using prefixes (audioivisual 3 min 27s)  
1D Converting between units (audioivisual 3 min 46s)  
1A1D Scientific notation, powers and prefixes (pdf)  
1 Standard form, powers and prefixes  Practice questions  
1 Standard form, powers and prefixes  10 question Test  
Learning objectives


2A Distinguishing between amount and concentration (audioivisual 3 min 20s)  
2B Converting amounts from g to mol and vice versa; Calculating concentrations in g/L or M (molar) and express with an appropriate prefix; Convert between concentration in g/L and M; Making solutions: moles and molar concentration (audioivisual 5 min 24s)  
2C Calculating volume required to make a dilution and the concentration of the resulting solution (Making dilutions (audioivisual 7min 28s)  
2A  2C Amount and Concentration (pdf)  
2 Standard form, powers and prefixes  Practice questions  
2 Standard form, powers and prefixes  10 question Test  
Learning objectives Equations warmup
Equations for straight lines using spectrophotometry as a casestudy:
Equations for curves using the MichaelisMenten equation as a casestudy:


Equations warmup  
3A1 To add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions using numbers and symbols (audioivisual 3 min 4s)  
3A1 Practice with fractions (pdf)  
3A2 Doing calculations in the right order (pdf)  
3A3 To be able to rearrange equations (audioivisual 11 min 12 s)  
3A3 Manipulating equations (pdf)  
Equations for straight lines using spectrophotometry as a casestudy:  
3B1 Getting the equation for a straight line (pdf)  
3B2 Spectrophotometry  to be able to state the BeerLambert Law and define the Molar Absorbance Coefficient (audioivisual 4 min 8s)  
3B2 Principles of spectrophotometry (pdf)  
3B3 Calculate the Molar Absorbance Coefficient and to keep track of the units (audioivisual 4 min 35 s)  
3B3 Calculating the molar absorbance coefficient from experimental data (pdf)  
3B4 Calculate the concentration of a substance  if the absorbance, molar absorbance coefficient and pathlength are known  using a calibration curve (standard curve) (audioivisual 4 min 22s) 

3B4 Determining the concentration of a substance in a mixture (pdf) 

Equations for curves using the MichaelisMenten equation as a casestudy:  
3C1 Deriving the MichaelisMenten equation (audioivisual 7 min 58s)  
3C2 Using the MichaelisMenten equation (audioivisual 5 min 5s)  
3C13C2 Equations for Curves (pdf)  
3 Understanding and Using Equations  Practice questions  
3 Understanding and Using Equations  10 question Test  