Level: I - Undergraduate Service Course
Semesters: 1 and 2
Number of Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
NB: students with any two units of CAPE level mathematics (or equivalent), AGRI 1003 (Mathematics for Scientists) and/or MATH 0100 (Pre-Calculus) will not receive credits for this course.


Course Description

Algebra: Types of numbers, scientific notation, precision and accuracy, manipulating numbers, factorials, inequalities, simultaneous equations, indices, partial fractions, quadratic equations, remainder theorem, solving polynomial equations.
Functions: Logarithms, exponentials, inverse functions.
Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions and their graphs, common identities, solution of trigonometric equations.
Coordinate Geometry: gradients and intercepts, extrapolation techniques, linear regression.
Statistics: Introduction to descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, mean, median, mode and standard deviation, measures of central tendency, normal and binomial distributions, chi-squared test.


Coursework                                                                 40%
Final Examination: One 2-hour written paper             60%
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