The principal prerequisites are:
- A working knowledge of college algebra and trigonometry. You need
to be able to do algebraic manipulations with ease and accuracy. Just
knowing the rules is not enough!
- A good on-line
Precalculus Test is from the University of Nebraska. Take the
Option II test and at the end when it says that you have not answered
questions from Part A, tell it to grade in anyway.
- An extensive collection of precalculus topics is located in the Field
Guide to Functions included in this course. This collection is
not intended to teach you the material, but to be available as a reference.
- You can learn much from a great site on
College Algebra from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
It also contains a decent on-line calculator and grapher.
- Motivation to take a course online. There are not any class
meetings. You will be learning calculus on your own, with some
help from the instructor and your classmates. You must
be able to motivate yourself to keep up with the class schedule.
- An active email account and access to
the World Wide Web using Netscape 2.0 or higher. Version 3.0 or
higher is recommended.
- Someone in your community who can proctor exams, such as
an instructor or librarian in your school or at a nearby college
Last edited by Ricahard Schori on January 3, 2001
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