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1: Before We Begin...

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    • 1.1: Things to review
      This course requires that you are comfortable with same basic mathematical operations and basic calculus. It is imperative that you go over this chapter carefully and identify the topics you may need to review before starting the semester. You will be too busy learning new concepts soon, so this is the right time for you to seek help if you need it.
    • 1.2: Odd and Even Functions
      Many of you probably heard about odd and even functions in previous courses, but for those who did not, here is a brief introduction.
    • 1.3: The Exponential Function
      Here, we will learn (or review) how to sketch exponential functions with negative exponents quickly. These types of functions appear very often in chemistry, so it is important that you know how to visualize them without the help of a computer or calculator.
    • 1.4: The Period of a Periodic Function
      A function f(x) is said to be periodic with period P if f(x)=f(x+P) . In plain English, the function repeats itself in regular intervals of length P.
    • 1.5: Exercises

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