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All aspects of engineering require the use of mathematics to analyze and design physical systems. This section provides a brief review of the basic concepts in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus. The material presented here is not complete and is not intended to be a resource for learning these topics for the first time. The study of algebra involves examining the basic properties of numbers. Algebra is founded on several basic laws. The areas and volumes of common geometric shapes are frequently needed in the solution of engineering problems. Statistics is the area of mathematics that describes the characteristics of a population by use of parameters that characterize the population.
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