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Unit: Basic math concepts for physics (Prerequisite)

Learn how we define logarithms and use this definition in order to evaluate various logarithms. For example, evaluate log_2(8) as 3 by realizing that 2^3=8.
Learn about a very special constant in math that has a pivotal role in the world of exponential and logarithmic function, the constant e.
Learn how the trigonometric ratios are extended to all real numbers using algebra. Start solving simple problems that involve this new definition of the trigonometric functions.
Learn how the graphs of y=sin(θ), y=cos(θ), and y=tan(θ) look, using the unit circle definition of the functions.
Learn about features of functions that have distinct graphical representations: intervals where the function is always positive or always negative, and intervals where the function is always increasing or always decreasing.

About this unit

Physics is built on top of maths and requires a good understanding of it. Let's refresh our fundamental math concepts that will be used often in our physics course.