Self Teaching Ones Self Biology

girlDog
girlDog

This is a subject that is starting to interest me. However, I wouldn’t need it to fulfill any requirements since I need physics. Is biology something that I could self-teach myself using tools such as Khan Academy and an introduction to biology textbook?

What level of mathematics is usually required for biology? I heard simple algebra was all that was needed in one person’s class. This made me feel less intimidated to try learning biology.

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Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Biology is really broad of a field. Aren't you interested in something in particular? If you're looking for a general overview, I remember using Campbell's in high school.

What level of mathematics is usually required for biology?
Once again, biology is really broad of a field. You could get into PDEs in modelling diseases and enzyme activity, some advanced stats for epidemiology, or just basic arithmetic. There's an entire field called mathematical biology and I've even read research papers modelling our anatomical movements using some pretty advanced mathematics. So it depends.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I just want a basic introduction to the terminology and key concepts.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

I think the textbook recommendations on the wiki are pretty good:
Veeky Forums-science.wikia.com/wiki/Biology_Textbook_Recommendations
Campbell's is on there. It was a good textbook. Lots of material to spark your interest and find a more specific pursuit.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Question about Campbell. I have learning disability so I have to read twice as long and work extra hard. Is this textbook written in such a way that I could easily comprehend?

askme
askme

bump

iluvmen
iluvmen

would mathetmatical biology be the same as biometrics?

To do good relevant research papers the authors need to understand pretty high level statistical modeling and some of them even need to know how to apply it. Add to this the hours you need to master the proper software ie. code

likme
likme

I mostly want to find a subject that allows me to practice mathematics.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

I don't know. I read that textbook years ago and have no experience with a learning disability. Maybe Khan Academy would be good, but I've never used it.
Mathematical biology is broader. If you're interested look up James Murray for his textbook. It's the standard beginner's text.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

what is molecular biology.

Emberburn
Emberburn

The study of macromolecules in the cell, mostly DNA, RNA, and protein. Look up Albert's Molecular Biology of the Cell

FastChef
FastChef

so in living things? or inanimate objects
sorry man, bit of a brainlet

Supergrass
Supergrass

In cells, which are living, but molecular biology can extend to viruses which are non-living.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

what -ogy is the study of atoms or the building parts of objects

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Materials chemistry.

Techpill
Techpill

Thank you user

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Never look at phlyogeny and cladistics, it's torture. Signed bio student

askme
askme

Bioengineering student here
One of my favorite books/classes was on plant physiology. Always thought plants were kinda boring, simple. Turns out they got this whole "life" thing figured out better than we do. This book was great, spent an appropriate amount of time looking at how experiments were set up that lead to specific discoveries about how plants work, insanely interesting stuff.

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Playboyize
Playboyize

Me again. As you'll see in this book and most others related to biology, you'll get a decent mix of phylogeny, biochem, genetics, etc.. A lot of the concepts in biology aren't often gained through direct study, but more of a holistic approach by learning bit and pieces and how they apply to the topic you're studying. E.g. you can study genetics specifically or you can gain a basic understanding and then see it in action in any other given topic.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Physicist here. I had to read parts of this badboy of a book recently for a project involving a vegetation model. Fuck me plants are complicated. And very fascinating. Almost makes me want to study plants and especially cells more.

Emberburn
Emberburn

What level of mathematics is usually required for biology
You can get through a bachelor degree with basic high-school algebra, but inevitably once you go deeper, unless you want to be a lab-slave, you need to pick up some calculus, statistics and probably also linear algebra.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I have learning disability

Stop giving excuses and just read the damn textbook.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Learning disabilities aren’t excuses, bud.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Yes they are, don't be weak

Booteefool
Booteefool

nobody in real life cares about your meme handicap i didnt have a dad and nobody knows that but i could have pussied out many times for it

Soft_member
Soft_member

Albert's Molecular Biology of the Cell
would you say this is better than weaver, im in mol bio right now and actually don't like the weaver book, reads too much like a biology book if that makes sense, i study chemistry with a conc in biochem

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Citation needed. Either way, you still didn’t answer OP’s question which makes all credibility of your posts questionable.

We can clearly tell that you are a sufferer of the disorder know as Asperger’s syndrome.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Are you an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner?

People with learning disabilities are likely making more money than you are right now. Having a learning disability doesn’t make someone dumb and doesn’t make them weak. It means they have to work extra hard in different ways to accomplish and learn the material they seek to learn. This is how I know Veeky Forums is only a bunch of armchair academics since they would have known about these facts and separate them from the myths.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Why are there so many people on Veeky Forums who blatantly reject scientific fact? For example, if there is an issue with the angular gyrus, dyslexia or alexia can manifest.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Having a shitty father who wasn’t there to raise you isn’t a learning disability, user.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Yeah, it is pretty easy.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Albert's is absolutely amazing.

massdebater
massdebater

I am actually thinking about trying to self-tech myself physics instead since that would most likely give me a heads up when it comes time to take the course since I would need physics as a requirement.

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