Mathematics for science and technology
Mathematics for science and technology

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Mathematics for science and technology

7 Summary of Week 3

In this week of the course you have looked at aspects of algebra. Below is a summary of other topics you’ve covered.

  • Gained an understanding of how to rearrange and simplify algebraic expressions
  • Learned how to solve for one unknown in an equation
  • Learned how to solve for two unknowns in simultaneous equations.

Algebra is invaluable in science and technology, so the basic grounding you have gained this week will help you develop these skills further in future. Next week moves on to trigonometry and work with right-angled triangles.

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