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This diploma course provides students with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to study Business or Commerce at third-level.
The course consists of maths tutorial videos in which qualified maths teachers resolve problems in real-time. Furthermore, a comprehensive assessment tests students on all aspects of mathematics which are related to Business & Commerce.
This course will appeal to third-level students who are lacking confidence in their mathematical knowledge and skills. This course will also appeal to students who are re-entering formal education after a significant absence.
This diploma course will help to help to build students’ confidence in their mathematical ability and ensure that they are prepared for third-level study.
The topics covered in this course are, Introduction to Mathematics, Algebra, Equations and Functions, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Matrices, Statistics and Introduction to Business Mathematics.
After completing this course students will understand and be skilled in the following mathematics topics: - Large Numbers in Standard Form; - Changing Decimals to Standard form; - Changing Large Numbers from Standard Form; - Changing Small Numbers from Standard Form; - Working with Indices; - Positive Fractional Indices - All Types; - Negative Fractional Indices; - Rearranging Simple Formulae; - Rearranging Simple Formulae – 2 Steps; - Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically; - Expanding any Two Brackets; - Factorising Quadratics; - Factorising – Difference of Two Squares; - Equations With Linear Functions in the Denominator; - Quadratic Equations Both Bracketsthe Same Sign; - Quadratic Equations Brackets With; - Different Signs; - Quadratic Equations Using the Formula; - Use of the Discriminant; - Equations with Indices; - Logarithmic Equations; - Plotting Quadratic Graphs from a Table of Values; -Plotting Cubic Graphs from a Table of Values; - Plotting Reciprocal Graphs from Table of Values; - Basic Differentiation of Differentiation of Polynomials; - The Product Rule; - The Quotient Rule; - The Chain Rule; - Second Derivative; - Differentiation and Turning Points; - Differentiation of Logarithms; - Basic Integration; - The Integral Sign; - Harder Integration; - Definite Integration; - Area between lines; - Arrangements; - Arrangements and Selections - The Binomial Distribution; - Basic Information About Matrices; - How to Operate With Matrices; - Determinants; - Using Matrices When Solving System of Equations; - Histograms – Understanding Areas; - Mean of Grouped Frequency Tables; - Cumulative Frequency and the Ogive; - Cumulative Frequency, Quartiles; - Simple Interest – Calculating the Interest; - Simple Interest – Calculating the Rate; - Simple Interest – Calculating the Principal; - Simple Interest – Calculating the Time; - Introducing Compound Interest; - Compound Interest and Annual Equivalent Rate; - Compound Interest APR with Credit Cards; - Present Value – Working Out Future Value; - Present Value – Harder Example; - Present Value - Amortization; - Savings and Amortization.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:
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Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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