THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientic Method and Reasoning
2014-15, Semester 1
Assignment 1
Instructions for Assignment 1
I) The deadline for submission of this assignment is 16:55, 25 September, 2014. Late submission will
not b

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientic Method and Reasoning
2015-16, Semester 2
Assignment 2
Instructions
The deadline for this assignment is 16:55, 6th March, 2016. Late submission will be penalized by
50% for every working day

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Introductory Lecture
2013-09-03
Science Foundation Courses
Two compulsory courses (science foundation) for
4-year Science Major:
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
To give students a holistic view of the sc

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part II a: Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics
Lecture 7
Matrix Algebra
2013-10-04
2013-10-08
2013-10-11
Dr. Tsing Nam Kiu
Wolves and Elk
Suppose in a forest there are wolves and elk living together, and the
wolves

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 14
Probability
2013-11-15
Conditional Probability
The conditional probability of an event , given
that an event has occurred is equal to
=
()
provided that () > 0.
Example 9
(Clinical Trial) In

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part 2 a
Lecture 8
Calculus
11-10-2013
22-10-2013
Dr. Rachel Lui
Surely Youre Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Released in 1985
Title: Cream or Lemon in his tea
His fascination with Safe-cracking
Studied various languages
Vent

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part 2 a
Lecture 11
From Chaos
To Fractals
2013 11 05
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
Previously on Chaos
Some defining characteristics of Chaos
high sensitivity to initial conditions
being deterministic
Examples of ch

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Lecture 2
What Are Good Theories?
2016-01-26
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
1
Reminders!
Tutorial starts next week.
Read the 3 assigned articles, and complete the exercise on
Moodle by 16:55, 1st February (Monday), 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNCllll
SCIENTIFIC METHOD & REASONING
December 10, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Only approved calculators as announced by the Examinations Secretary can be used in
this examination. It is candidates' res

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNCllll
SCIENTIFIC METHOD & REASONING
May 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Only approved calculators as announced by the Examinations Secretary can be used in
this examination. It is candidates' respons

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 11
Probability
11-11-2014
The Additive Law of Probability
Let and be any two events. We have
= + ()
Example: = , , , , , = cfw_, , , ,
= cfw_, , = , , , , , ,
The Additive Law of Probability
In

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 13
Statistics and Its Applications
18-11-2014
Randomness
Have you ever thought/dreamt of being a music composer?
In fact, you can be an amateur composer even though you know nothing about music.
Th

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 15
Statistical Inference & Prediction
25-11-2014
Technique of Asking Sensitive Questions
To get answers to sensitive questions, we sometimes use a method called the
randomized response technique. T

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part I: The Nature and Methodology of Science
Lecture Outline
Semester 1, 2014/15
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
Scientific Method
Then what is this Scientific Method?
it is a good procedure to carry out scientific stud

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Lecture 1
The Scientific Method
2015 01 23
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
Reminders!
Check SIS (Have you successfully enrolled in this course?).
Check your tutorial time and venue.
Tutorial 1 starts next week.
Read th

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part II a: Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics
Lecture 7
Matrix Algebra
2015-02-17, 2015-02-27, 2015-03-03
Dr Bosco Yung
Who is the speaker?
Dr Bosco H. K. Yung
An astrophysicist;
studies the stellar evolution o

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 10
Probability and Statistics
27-03-2015
Eddy Lam
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
What is statistics?
The term statistics is ultimately derived from the New
Latin statisticum coll

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Part IIb
Lecture 11
Probability
31-03-2015
Conditional Probability
The conditional probability of an event , given
that an event has occurred is equal to
=
()
provided that () > 0.
Example 9
(Clinical Trial) In

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Lecture 1
The Scientific Method
2016-01-22
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
1
Reminders!
Check SIS (Have you successfully enrolled in this course?).
Register your tutorial session on Moodle.
Keep an eye on any vacancies!

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111
SCIENTIFIC METHOD & REASONING
Exercises
Part A: Probability
1. A hat contains twenty white slips of paper numbered from 1 through 20, ten red
slips of paper numbered from 1 through 10, forty yellow s

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
201516, Semester 2
Assignment 3
Due date: 16:55, 18th April, 2016
(1)
Write/type your answers, except for Question 1(a), on ONE piece of A4
paper only. You can utiliz

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
Semester 2, 2015-2016
Presentation and Essay Guidelines for Group Project
In this group project, you will form group with your fellow classmates to perform a case stud

SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning (2015-16, Semester 2)
Group Project Presentation Schedule
5th April
5th April
12th April
12th April
19th April
19th April
26th April
26th April
Tutorial Group Iodine Tuesday 10:30-11:20 MW324
Iodine-2: The Uncomfor

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
Semester 2
Tutorial 5
Tutorial date: 1523 March, 2016
Exercises on differential equations
1. When a person dies, according to the Newtons law of cooling, the body cool

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
Semester 2
Tutorial 4
Tutorial dates: 13 March, 2016
Exercises on difference equations
1. This is a variation of the Fibonacci rabbit problem. Suppose that:
In the be

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Class Test
15-03-2016
9:30am to 10:20am
Seating Arrangements
University Number
Venue
Between (2000000000 , 3035238759)
Between (3035238826 , 3035272389)
CPD-LG-07
CPD-LG-08
CPD-LG-09
CPD-LG-10
Between (3035272614 ,

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
Semester 2, 2015/16
Dear Students,
Welcome to the course SCNC1111. Below are some logistic details of the course to which we would like
to draw your attention.
Survey

SCNC1111
Tutorial 6 - Differential equation
Group Carbon
Differential equation
Definition:
An equation that relates some functions with its derivatives
Order:
The highest order of the derivative in the differential
equation
Example: + 3, a second order di

SCNC1111
Tutorial 5-Difference equation
Group Carbon
Difference Equation
Definition: each further term of the sequence is a function of
the preceding terms, also known as the recurrence relation
E.g. Fn+2 = Fn+1 + Fn (the Fibonacci Sequence)
The (n+2) ter

SCNC1111
Tutorial 3 Guesstimation
Group Carbon
Common mistakes in assignment 1
Plagiarism!
Paraphrase the ideas from the references and
cite properly e.g. Prof. X (2016) argues that
Misinterpretation of the question
Reflection based on how well the ex

SCNC1111
Tutorial 4 - Regression Analysis
Group Carbon
What is Regression Analysis?
A statistical process that estimates the
relationship among variables
Why do we need it?
For analyzing the correlation between variables
Example: the correlation between c

SCNC1111
Scientific Method and Reasoning
Lecture 8
Mathematical Modelling
2016-09-30
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
1
Reminders!
Assignment 2 due by 16:55, 13th (Thursday) October,
2016
Bring your laptop to our tutorial next week
We are going to use spreadshe