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 Quantitative Skills Center 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.