Mathematics is the primary tool of the physicist. If you make a math mistake, you can end up doing very poorly on a physics assignment or exam.

Unfortunately, it may have been a year or more since you took a math class, whether it be algebra, trig, or the Calculus. This section of the site is designed to give you a refresher in some of the areas that you might have forgotten. I’ve found that mistakes with fractions often lower a student’s score by a letter grade or better on an exam. This happens with algebra and trig functions as well.

Think of it this way… if you haven’t run for a while, your first lap around the track is going to take the wind out of you. The same thing happens with any skill, including math related skills.

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Check back regularly for more useful math tips. I’m adding more often.

Do you have a particular area of mathematics you would like help with? Leave a comment below, and I’ll add a refresher to help you out.