"From Stargazers to Starships" tries to be self-contained, even in the mathematics it uses. The sections below are meant to refresh your memory about some basic ideas in algebra and trigonometry.
Here is what is covered:
Elements of algebra
Elements of trigonometry
Elements of logarithms
(M-14) Powers of Numbers
(M-15) Raising one Power to Another
(M-16) Deriving Approximate Logarithms
To explore math further, you may look up "Understanding Mathematics" by Peter Alfeld.
We also recommend highly Plus, a free web magazine supported by Cambridge University, England. In its own words, "Plus is an internet magazine published five times a year which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics."
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: stargaze("at" symbol)phy6.org .
Last updated 9 October 2007