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Unit 1: Introduction

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    The objective of this unit is to not only get you acquainted with what this book will cover but to also introduce the rigors and structure of science and how mathematics plays a crucial role in helping scientists interpret results in the most unbiased way possible. Science and mathematics are not just for scientists. A base understanding of these subjects is crucial in our very complex modern world. Without a solid understanding of how science and mathematics play a role in our everyday lives, we cannot respond appropriately in everyday situations, know how to vote on scientific laws, or hold public representatives responsible for their decisions on scientific policy.


    Figure \(\PageIndex{a}\) Written notes. Image by Pikist (Public domain)



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    This page titled Unit 1: Introduction is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Melissa Ha and Rachel Schleiger (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .

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