## MATH 1115 Fundamental Mathematics for The General Sciences I

**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

**Types of numbers, scientific notation, precision and accuracy, manipulating numbers, factorials, inequalities, simultaneous equations, indices, partial fractions, quadratic equations, remainder theorem, solving polynomial equations.**

*Algebra:***Logarithms, exponentials, inverse functions.**

*Functions:***Trigonometric functions and their graphs, common identities, solution of trigonometric equations.**

*Trigonometry:***gradients and intercepts, extrapolation techniques, linear regression.**

*Coordinate Geometry:***Introduction to descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, mean, median, mode and standard deviation, measures of central tendency, normal and binomial distributions, chi-squared test.**

*Statistics:*#### Assessment

*Coursework 40%*

*Final Examination: One 2-hour written paper 60%*