By Steven Vogel, Duke University

Type of Resource Background modules, e.g., parts of physics necessary or algebra 
Topic Other 
Taxa Other 
Organizational Level Integrative 
Role of activity in your course Used in a course in our graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies; it draws students who have no background in common except an undergraduate degree.  
Special tools, equipment or software needed None  
Safety precautions, possible permissions necessary None 
Miscellaneous advice - pitfalls to avoid None  
Frequently asked questions by students None  
Description Basic material on quantification, covering algebra, scientific notation, measurement, and units. It intends to provide sufficient background or review for non-science students to deal with biomechanics. A earlier and shorter version appeared as Appendix 1 of "Life in Moving Fluids," first edition (1981) only.  
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