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Basic Laboratory Calculations for Biotechnology



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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
Unit Conversions
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
Biotechnology Applications
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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