 
Summary: Math 5B List of Prerequisite Topics
Summer Session B, 2011
This list is NOT exhaustive and might have additions as the course progresses. If
you find yourself using prerequisite material that is not on this list, please send me
an email and I will add it on for the others. As you begin the class, make sure you
have a thorough knowledge of the following topics:
Trigonometry and Algebra
· Quadratic Formula
· Unit Circle (radians and degrees)
· Trig formulas (Pythagorean Identities, inverses, double angle formulas,
evenodd identities. Other sumdifference identities might be required on
homework.)
· Volume/area formulas
Math 3A, Derivative Calculus You should be very good at derivation.
· calculating limits
· definition of derivative
· interpreting the "derivative" in word problems as rate of change
· derivative rules (trig, chain rule, product, and quotient rules)
· related rates
Math 3B, Integral Calculus You should be very good at integration.
