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Mathematics for science and technology
Mathematics for science and technology

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5 Summary of Week 8

This is what you covered in this final week of the course.

  • You learned about how data sets may be best represented by different averages, depending upon the distribution of the data.
  • You extended your knowledge of analysis of repeated measurement data to sample population data.
  • You were introduced to a slight variation of the standard deviation calculation associated with these data.

These ideas are the basis for much statistical analysis, so has given you a strong foundation to build your statistical skills. This is important in many areas of science and technology, but particularly when dealing with experimental results and observations from nature on Earth and beyond.

This also brings you to end of the course, which has introduced to the basic skills and ideas underlying a few of the key topics in maths. Well done for completing the course, and the activities. Hopefully, you should now feel more confident to move on with your study of science and technology and maybe revived, or found, a new love of maths.

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