The principal prerequisites are:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. An active email account and access to the World Wide Web using Netscape 2.0 or higher. Version 3.0 or higher is recommended.

  4. Someone in your community who can proctor exams, such as an instructor or librarian in your school or at a nearby college or university.

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