Modern
Biology is becoming an increasingly quantitative discipline that requires a
high degree of interdisciplinary interactions among scientists. Biologists
usually face the most difficult part of interdisciplinary collaborations since
the level of mathematics needed to develop a fruitful discussion is relatively
high. The goal of this course is to introduce biologists to the most basic concepts
of mathematics that are needed for the study of Calculus and to acquire a basic
understanding of the language of mathematics to ease interdisciplinary
communication.
Teacher: Juanjo Fraire Zamora
Number of course hours : 12h
Date : SeptemberNovember 2020
Level: Beginners
Topics Covered:  The real numbers;  Lines in the plane;  Equation of the circle
 Trigonometry;  Complex numbers and quadratic equations
 Simple and composite functions

Polynomial functions;  Rational functions
 Power functions;  Exponential functions
 Inverse functions;  Logarithmic functions
 Trigonometric functions;  Graphing and basic transformation of functions
 Logarithmic scale and transformation into linear functions