SCNC1112
Fundamentals of
Modern Science
2015-16 Semester 1
Tutorial 2
Assignment 2: Discussion
1.Read the Scientific American article on 10 Unsolved
Mysteries in Chemistry (October 2011). You are
assigned to work on ONE of the mysteries according to
the l
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SCNC1112 Course Summary
Below please find a summary of the materials covered in the
lecture portion of the course
It is a brief summary of the key concepts and ideas covered in
the entire semester
It is intended to serve as a study tool to as
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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
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Tutorial 5-Difference equation
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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
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Tutorial 3 Guesstimation
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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
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Tutorial 4 - Regression Analysis
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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
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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
SCNC1111 2016-2017 Semester 1 Group Carbon
1. Go to (lib.hku.hk) or search the keyword hkul in Google. Type in the keywords related to the topic
that you want to work on e.g. quantum chemistry.
2. Login into your hku portal account. Click advanced search.
Tutorial 6 Differential Equations
Questions
1. Mathematical modelling is often used to model the growth of cancer tumors. Let M(t) be
the mass of a tumor in some convenient unit for time t 0. The growth rate function of
cancer tumors, R(M), can be m
Tutorial 5 Difference Equation
(From Past Paper, 2012 Fall, Q3)
This is a variation of the Fibonacci rabbit problem.
Suppose that:
In the beginning there is one couple of baby rabbits.
During eac
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Scientific Method and Reasoning
Lecture Outline
Mathematical Modelling
Semester 1, 2016/17
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
1
Previously on SCNC1111
How to come up with
a non-ambiguous
theory?
Observation
(Generalization
via
induction)
What do you
mean by
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Scientific Method and Reasoning
A Brief Interlude with Calculus
2016-09-27
Dr. William M.Y. Cheung
1
Reminders!
Individual, closed-book, in-class assignment
on 30th (Friday) September, 2016
Contributing to 2% of the Final Course Grade
Topics c
Example Let () denote the size of a colony of bacteria after hours. Suppose the growth rate
the colony is equal to six times the three-fourths power of its present size, and the colony size is
10,000 at time zero.
a) Write down the differential equation
Lecture 7 + 8: finishing off cells and systems, tutorial
prep + Evolution I and II
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
What if you had the power to turn
specific nerve cells on and off?
Optogenetics
The Breakthrough Prize
Sergey Brin involved in
inception of th
Lecture 9: finish
evolutionEcology and the
Ecosystems
Dr. Porter
Looking at genetic differences between people
Whats a SNP?
Whats an RFLP?
Minisatellite DNA?
Paternity tests?
Limitations for service
genomic testing companies?
SNP = single nucleotide polym
Lecture 3: Molecules of life
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
Lecture 3: key questions
Importance of water for life?
What are the key molecules of life, and what
kinds of structures do they form?
Why would one want to know the 3D
structure of a protein?
L6: Cells and systems
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
Retrieval practice from last session
Notebooks, phones away.give yourself a
zero-stakes test
Transitioning to next topiccells and
cells in systems.
Key questions:
Key physiology principle:
Homeostasi
SCNC1112 Fundamentals of
Modern Science
Interdisciplinary Nature of Science
as illustrated by the
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Is there simple life (e.g. microbes) beyond Earth?
Desulforudis audaxviator
Strain 121
Is there intelligent life b
Lecture 7 + 8: nishing o cells and systems, tutorial
prep + Evolu=on I and II
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
What if you had the power to turn
specic nerve cells on and o?
Optogene=cs
The Breakthrough Prize
Se
Lecture 3: Molecules of life
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
Lecture 3: key questions
Importance of water for life?
What are the key molecules of life, and what
kinds of structures do they form?
Why would one want to know the 3D
structure of a protein?
Lecture 1: Intro to Life Science
SCNC1112 Founda6on Course
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
PhD 2006
Molecular Pharmacology
Post-doctoral
Fellow
Immunology
2006-10
BSc 2000
Physiology
How to construct trees of life
Lecture 9: finish
evolutionEcology and the
Ecosystems
Dr. Porter
Looking at genetic differences between people
Whats a SNP?
Whats an RFLP?
Minisatellite DNA?
SNP = single nucleotide polymorphism
http:/uvmgg.wikia.com/wiki/SNP
SNP = single nucleotide polym
Lecture 2: Origin of life
SCNC1112 Foundation Course
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
L2 Origin of life key questions:
What are the key life molecules? (weve already
mentioned 3 of them.)
What makes up these life molecules on the atomic level?
What are th
Lecture 5: Cell basics
Dr. Porter
Faculty of Science
The Cell
Importance of cell biology?
Cell theory historical backing
Overview of key cell components
When cell growth goes awry.(and prep for
your tutorial.)
Your body is made up of an estimated
37 trill
The Effect of Antibiotics on the size
of Bacterial Population
Through the exploration of penicillin and E. coli
ALLPPT.com _ Free PowerPoint Templates, Diagrams and Charts
Concept of Bacterial Resistance
What is resistance? How is it developed?
Resistanc
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning (Semester 1, 2016-17)
Grade Descriptor for Oral Presentation
Contents and Critical Analysis (12)
9-12 marks:
Thorough and detailed knowledge of the topic.
Coherent synthesis of some mathematics and
scientific conce
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FACULTY OF SCIENCE
SCNC1111 Scientific Method and Reasoning
Semester 1, 2016-2017
Presentation and Essay Guidelines for Group Project
In this group project, you will form group with your fellow classmates to perform a case stud