Catch up Online is an interactive resource containing all of the three existing Catch Up books: Biology, Chemistry and Maths & Stats. It provides over 600 pages of background material essential for any student studying courses in the biological and biomedical sciences.
It provides a unique bridge between school and university courses and offers invaluable support for the fundamental concepts covered during first year university modules. It is a well-know and respected resource and is widely used at universities across the UK.
Catch Up Online is a unique combination: course book, revision guide, and reference source – it will help first year students in biology, biomedical siences and associated subjects get to grips with their studies.
This ebook edition is available as a library purchase only.
Catch Up Biology
The molecules of life
Water and life; Proteins; Carbohydrates; Lipids; Nucleic acids and genes
Cells and tissues
The cell; Microorganisms; Energy metabolism; Membrane transport; Cell division and mitosis; Reproduction; Inheritance; Genetic disease; Epithelial tissues; Connective tissues; Excitable tissues
Homeostasis; The endocrine system; The nervous system; The cardiovascular system; The respiratory system; The digestive system; The reproductive system; The urinary system; The immune system; The musculoskeletal system
Catch Up Chemistry
1. Elements, atoms and electrons
2. Bonding, electrons and molecules
3. Interactions between molecules
4. Counting molecules
5. Carbon: the basis of biological life
6. The same molecule but a different shape
7. Water: the solvent of life
8. Reacting molecules and energy
9. Reacting molecules and kinetics
10. Energy and life
11. Reactivity of biological molecules
Catch Up Maths and Stats
Handling numbers; Working with fractions; Percentages; Powers; Circles and spheres; Approximation and errors; Introduction to graphs; The gradient of a graph; Algebra; Polynomials; Algebraic equations; Quadratic equations; Simultaneous equations; Sequences and series of numbers; Working with powers; Logarithms; Exponential growth and decay; Differential calculus; Further differential calculus; Integral calculus; Further integral calculus; Using graphs; Recognising patterns in graphs
Applications of mathematics section
SI units; Moles; pH; Buffers; Kinetics
The language of statistics; Describing data: measuring averages; Standard deviation; Checking for a normal distribution; Degrees of freedom; How to use statistics to make comparisons; The standard error of the mean; Confidence intervals; Probability; Significance and P values; Tests of significance; t tests; Analysis of variance; The chi-squared test; Correlation; Regression; Bayesian statistics