## THE SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK

## NASA SPACE MATHEMATICS

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

Introduction

Preface

Chapter

1. Mathematical Aspects of
Some NASA Missions

2. Computation and
Measurement

3. Algebra

4. Geometry

5. Probability and Statistics

6. Exponential and Logarithmic
Functions

7. Trigonometry

8. Matrix Algebra

9. Conic Sections

10. Calculus

Appendix, Glossary

**SPACE MATHEMATICS** was originally authored as a NASA
publication in the year 1972 in paper format. In 1989, the
publication was converted to an interactive format (HyperCard)
and included as part of the HyperCard version of the SPACE
EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK. Later, a PC version was included in the
Windows 3.1 version of the SPACE EDUCATORS' HANDBOOK. The
Internet version of SPACE MATHEMATICS includes the same information
contained in the previous three versions.

The author of SPACE MATHEMATICS is Bernice Kastner, Ph. D. Dr. Kastner
was with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Simon Fraser
University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada when the updated publication was issued in
1985.

Jerry Woodfill, NASA Johnson Space Center, adapted SPACE MATHEMATICS to an
interactive format for MACINTOSH (1989) and PC WINDOWS (1992) computers as
well as an HTML World Wide Web version (1996).

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