Elementary Mathematics for Biologists (EMB) is a first year course in the Natural Sciences Tripos, taught largely by biologists who use basic mathematics in their research. Lecturers are drawn from the Departments of Biochemistry; Experimental Psychology; Physiology, Development and Neuroscience; Pharmacology and from the University Computing Service.
It is one of two courses in mathematics specially designed for first year biologists:
- Elementary Mathematics for Biologists is for students who have not done A level mathematics or its equivalent. It aims to provide students with a toolkit of basic mathematical techniques used in biology.
- Mathematical Biology is for students who have studied mathematics to A level or equivalent, introducing more advanced applications of mathematical, statistical and computing methods for biological problems.
Meeting Time and Place
The normal pattern is lectures on Mondays and Fridays in Lecture Room A, The Arts School, Bene't Steet, and examples classes on Wednesdays in the Pharmacology Teaching Laboratory.
For exceptions (near the beginning of the course!) see the online timetable at www.timetable.cam.ac.uk (see link in right hand panel).
Lecturers for 2015/2016
Dr R. Adams - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Dr B. Beckles - University Information Services
Dr R.W. Broadhurst - Department of Biochemistry
Dr J.W. Dalley - Department of Psychology
Dr R Devine - Department of Psychology
Dr I Mela - Department of Pharmacology