Module 1 Preparation & Learning Resources
The purpose of this page.
This page will contain all the information a student may need to study for a module. It may not be necessary to study ALL of the material. The goal is to provide choices for a student that fit their learning style. If a specific resources is to be used, the instructor will make that clear to the students.
Textbook/ Flexbook Pages
This first unit is one of my own design so information is scattered around. The flexbook on function notation is good and the .pdf on representing functions will be a good reference. I am including the dimensional analysis chapter for review if you need it.
Concept Map of Derived Units
This is a really cool concept map that shows how the seven base units combine to form 22 common derived units.
Follow the link to a really good .pdf file that would be a great reference. I would strongly recommend saving this .pdf to your smart phone in your ibooks library.
Instructional/ Lecture Videos
The following video gives a brief introduction to the relationship between math and science.
This video shows the basic shapes of the graphs we will see over and over again in science.
An introduction to functions can be found HERE.
A page showing the graphs of the eight basic types of functions is located HERE.
*There is a GREAT reference page of the metric base units and many derived units for physics HERE.*
Be sure to check out the definitions and the historical context of the base units.
Here is a concept map that shows my interpretation of the relationship between SI base units and mathematical functions.
Additional Learning Resources
Some metric humor
There is a nice algebra help e-book at the link.