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Informal text explaining step by step how and why you need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. Covers basic mathematical, statistical and data handling techniques in biology. Supplemented by a dedicated website.
Preface. Maths in Biology. Manipulating Numbers. Units and Conversions. Molarities and Dilutions. Areas and Volumes. Exponents and Logs. Introduction to Statistics. Descriptive Statistics. Probability. Inferential Statistics. Correlation and Regression. Appendix 1: Answers to Problems. Appendix 2: Software for Biologists. Appendix 3: Statistical Formulae and Tables. Appendix 4: Glossary. Index.
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Alan Cann has worked in both the UK and USA, and in addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate biologists and medical students, he runs an active research laboratory at the University of Leicester, UK, studying the molecular biology and pathogenesis of viruses. He has been awarded numerous grants for educational research and was the inaugural winner of the Society for General Microbiology UK Wildy prize for Education in 2001.