Scientific Notation. You need to be familiar with
scientific notation, which is used for the expression of very large and very small numbers
in a compact format.__ Scientific notation will be used throughout our courses.__

Basic
Math. You may need to refresh yourself on the basic manipulations of algebra. See the
Algebra section of the help sheet from the Physics 150 course (U of Illinois) for a good
overview. Pay special attention to the examples of equation solution. If you do not
understand how those equations were solved for the desired quantity, see me about this. __It
is essential that you be able to solve simple algebraic equations. __In addition to the
examples shown above, make sure you are comfortable with substitution
of one equation into another as a method of solution.

Logarithms. If you are not sure of the definition of a
logarithm, study this link. __Make sure that you can obtain both logarithms and antilogs
on your calculator.__

Units Conversion. This can be difficult. Click here for a help
sheet.