MA136 – Engineering Calculus 1 – Section 002 Winter 2008/09 – Algebra Review

I. Basic Properties of the real numbers

Addition
0. Closure
1. Identity
2. Inverse
3. Commutative
4. Associative

Multiplication
0. Closure
1. Identity
2. Inverse
3. Commutative
4. Associative
5. Distributive

II. Basic properties of exponents

III. Zero and negative exponents

III. Typical exponent errors

IV. Properties of square roots

V. General properties of radicals

VI. Common radical error

VII. Adding fractions

VIII. Reducing fractions

IX. Common fraction errors

X. Factoring out minus one