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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