Originally Posted by audioxbliss
Bamf. I don't know how in-depth we're going, but overall I'm not too scared. The instructor seems to make up for his lack of teaching ability by making the tests easy (I got a 100% on the first midterm... my first 100% on a math test since 7th grade). It's still a little concerning, though, since I feel like I'll need to know some of this information for the future. Particularly in grad school.
Seems like you won't get most of the stuff I listed. Seems you'll get a bit of P-series, which is very powerful to approach solutions in a numerical way.
for example, the power series of e^x (or exp(x)) = Sum (x^n/n!) and n >= 0. The bigger n, the more your series development will approach the numerical value of exp(x). I know this explanation is a bit early but this is pretty much what you should focus on (sin(x) = Sum (x^[2n + 1]/[2n + 1]!). Now you can approach sin(3) for example.
what you should remember as well as a business major is probably lagrange multipliers. Optimizing functions of 2 dimensions just as you would with a regular graph (finding extremas). As well as finding the areas under surfaces (same as finding areas under graphs when having 1D function).
you will get there yourself. Just practise a lot. I passed all my freshman calc tests without ever attending class. Practise is primary with math/calc, class is secondary ;)
Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 2/17/13 at 11:40am