Synopses & Reviews
Give students a firm understanding of the Maths and stats you?ll need for your computing degree or diploma. Foundation Mathematics and Statistics ensures that students can demonstrate competency in a number of mathematical tools required for technical subjects and gives them the confidence they?ll need in the classroom. Explanations of mathematical tools are supported by real world examples and graded exercises to enable them to practice and revise each topic. The book starts from the basics of arithmetic and algebraic manipulation. It covers linear equations, both from an algebraic viewpoint and by considering graphs. It progresses to polynomials, exponentials and logarithms, again presented both algebraically and graphically. Particular attention is paid to the conversion of a textual problem into an algebraic form. Inside you?ll get a general grounding in proportions, ratios and percentages, and an introduction to set theory leads to a discussion of probability. The book also covers the summary and presentation of statistical data and the drawing of histograms.
Synopsis
Foundation Mathematics and Statistics provides the reader with a firm understanding of the maths and stats they will need for a computing degree or diploma. The book will give the reader competency in a range of mathematical tools required for technical subjects, and the confidence they will need in the classroom. Explanations of mathematical tools are supported by real world examples to make this subject accessible. Graded exercises enable the reader to practice and revise each topic. Starting with the basics of arithmetic and algebraic manipulation, the book covers everything from exponentials to logarithms. Providing a general grounding in proportions, ratios and percentages, this book will also help readers to understand probability and set theory. Finally, coverage includes the summary and presentation of statistical data and the drawing of histograms.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Algebra. 2. Linear Equations. 3. More on Equations. 4. Financial Mathematics. 5. Sets. 6. Introduction to Probability. 7. Summarising and Presenting Data. 8. Summary Statistics 1 - Measures of Location. 9. Summary Statistics 2 - Measures of Spread. 10. Correlation Analysis. Index.