# Maths and statistics

Don’t be worried the level of maths does not go too high and is mostly applied maths which makes it easier to understand. From rounding to scientific calculations.

Lectures understand that not all students are taught to the same level so the maths is really quite basic and is used to form a base of knowledge which can then be applied to scientific calculations which become second nature to a scientist.

For example, dilation calculations using C1V1 = C2V2 equation, calculating molarity and working out absorptivity. This is essential for the progression as a scientist.

Statistics are common practise in literature and therefore, it is important to understand the different types of statistical tests and how to determine which one to use. Don’t worry most statistical analysis is completed on a computer application and does not include doing any maths by hand.

The aim of statistics is for you to understand the importance of the p value and how it’s value can either be statistically significant or not which determine wether you accept and not accept your hypothesis.

I have added some great images for students to help determine which statistical test to use.