|It is very easy to be put off by
Astronomy since math is used throughout.
While knowledge of mathematics is good to
have anyway, it is not a requisite to enjoy
the sites using eyes, binoculars or
telescopes. However, when pursuing Astronomy
on a scientific level, math is unavoidable.
The purpose of this section is to hopefully
remind us of the fundamentals. The subject of
Mathematics stands well on its own and contains
enormous topics with literally dozens of sub-topics.
This site is too small (and I do not have the
knowledge) to provide the gamut.
The best site I
have seen on the subject of Mathematics is
Eric Weisstein's MathWorld. The site is very
large and it looks like it covers just about
everything involving math - the best part is Eric
Weisstein is a planetary Astronomer!
So break out
the high-school yearbook and prepare to be reminded
of painful homework assignments.
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