**Basic Science Clinic by Steve Morgan & Sophie Connolly**

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Welcome to Basic Science Clinic, this is the 3rd Crit Think podcast on mathematics. Having examined the origin of maths and its influence on the enlightenment explosion of rationality and empiricism, we now turn our attention to extracting the ways maths turns up in our critical care practice.

Is it essential to know the maths? Thou doth protest too much methinks. Think of these relationships as the grammatical fibre to your conceptual fabric. It’s like totally, you know like, easy to make yourself understood without no grammar, do ya know wanna I mean…like? However, understanding maths as the language of science with grammatical and linguistic accuracy changes your perception of the relationships between the physiological variables that you are attempting to dial up in your practice. Go deeper, understand better, effortlessly recall.

In this pod we’ll cover:

**Basic mathematical relationships**

**Relations Vs Functions**

**Classification of mathematical models**

**Important relations in critical care**

Word of the Day: **Peripatetic**; 1. adjective; itinerant, walking or traveling about; 2. noun; an adherent of Aristotelianism.

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