
"From Stargazers to Starships" tries to be selfcontained, even in the mathematics it uses. The sections below are meant to refresh your memory about some basic ideas in algebra and trigonometry.
Here is what is covered: Elements of algebra
Elements of trigonometryTo explore math further, you may look up "Understanding Mathematics" by Peter Alfeld. We also recommend highly Plus, a free web magazine supported by Cambridge University, England. In its own words, "Plus is an internet magazine published five times a year which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics." 
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: stargaze("at" symbol)phy6.org .
Last updated 1 December 2003