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To succeed in the lab, it is crucial to be comfortable with the math calculations that are part of everyday work. This accessible introduction to common laboratory techniques focuses on the basics, helping even readers with good math skills to practice the most frequently encountered types of problems. Discusses very common laboratory problems, all applied to real situations. Explores multiple strategies for solving problems for a better understanding of the underlying math. Includes hundreds of practice problems, all with solutions and many with boxed, complete explanations; plus hundreds of "story problems" relating to real situations in the lab. MARKET:A useful review for biotechnology laboratory professionals.
Table of Contents
|Brief Review of Some Basic Math Techniques|
|Exponents and Scientific Notation|
|Units of Measurement|
|Measurements and Significant Figures|
|Using Equations to Describe a Relationship|
|Applications of Proportional Relationships in the Biology Laboratory|
|Ratios and Proportions|
|Introduction to Concentration Problems|
|Preparing Laboratory Solutions That Contain One Solute|
|Preparing Laboratory Solutions That Contain More Than One Solute|
|Describing Relationships with Equations and Graphs|
|Graphing Linear Equations|
|Graphing Exponential Equations|
|Introduction to Descriptive Statistics|
|Measures of Central Tendency|
|Measures of Dispersion|
|Graphical Methods of Describing Data|
|Calculations Relating to Animal Cell Culture|
|Amount and Concentration of Nucleic Acids|
|Calculations Relating to Common Molecular Biology Techniques|
|The Polymerase Chain Reaction|
|Calculations Relating to Protein Purification and Analysis|
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