Prerequisite Materials for Math 2B / 5B
- Graphing Functions
A review of how to graph basic functions including graph transformations and inverse functions.
- Trigonometry Review
Reviews the trig functions and some relations between them. Includes functions values at certain points, the unit circle, and important trig identities.
A summary of the derivatives of basic functions including power rule, and some basic derivative properties.
- Chain Rule
Covers how to calculate the derivative of a composition of functions.
- Product & Quotient Rule
Describes how to take the derivative of a product or quotient of functions.
- Limits at Infinity
This covers the end behavior of a function for large values of x, with a focus on rational functions and L’Hospital’s Rule.
- Sigma Notation
Gives a brief introduction to a method for writing long sums and some beginner examples of how to work with the new notation. (Note: This is not covered in MATH 2A/5A but serves as a primer for an initial topic in MATH 2B/5B. Students are not expected to be experts on this topic. )