# Chapter 2

# Background Mathematical Material

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### Student Objectives for this Chapter

After completing the material in this chapter each student should:-
- understand exponents and logarithms, algebraically and graphically
- be able to use linear (Cartesian) and semi-log graph paper for the representation of data
- be able to draw a 'best-fit' straight line through data on linear and semi-log graph paper
- understand and be able to use spreadsheets
- understand (a little) differential and integral calculus
- be able to write differential equations given a compartmental modeling scheme as a diagram or description
- be able calculate the area under the plasma concentration
*versus* time curve (AUC) using the linear trapezoidal rule

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