One Sheet Math Review
Robert G. Brown
Duke University Physics Department
Durham, NC 27708-0305
Copyright Robert G. Brown, 2023
One Page Math Review Sheets
by Robert G. Brown (rgb)
This is a set of one-sheet review pages for the critical math needed
in typical introductory physics classes. It is not exhaustive, but is
most of what you need at least to get started and get to where filling
in missing details is fairly easy or a matter of extending things known
from the sheets.
The first four sheets are needed in any introductory physics class.
The last two are specialized (probably inadequate) introductions of
surface and line integrals for electricity and magnetism (usually
Introductory Physics 2 in most sequences).
Students are strongly recommended to download this guide and print it
and keep it with their physics notes or on their personal digital
device(s) -- it is free -- and periodically review it until it all comes
easy. It is a simple observational fact that students that have not
mastered this math by the final exam in either Introductory Physics 1 or
Introductory Physics 2 lose anywhere from five to ten points even if
they have otherwise mastered the conceptual physics, and of course
the damage can be much greater.
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