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An introduction to numerical computation. Emphasis is placed on scientific and engineering notation, the rule of significant figures, and converting between SI and Imperial units.
Fractions, Percentage, Ratios and Proportion
Emphasis here is placed on understanding fractions, percent, and using ratios to compare quantities and set up proportions to solve problems.
Introduction to Algebra
Functions and Graphs
This unit focuses on analyzing and understand the characteristics of various shapes, both 2D and 3D.
- Identify, measure, and calculate different types of straight lines and angles
- Calculate the interior angles of polygons
- Solve problems involving a variety of different types of triangles
- Calculate the area of a variety of different types of quadrilaterals
- Solve problems involving circles
- Calculate the areas and volumes of different solids
Engineering notation is similar to scientific notation, except for a few differences:
- The exponent is a multiple of three (for example, -3, 3, 6, etc.) ; and
- There can be one, two, or three digits to the left of the decimal point, rather than just one digit; to the right of the decimal, it can be as many as required.
Some examples of numbers written in engineering notation are as follows:
Notice how all 4 examples fit the pattern outlined above. Several examples of numbers being converted into engineering notation are demonstrated in the video below: