I just posted my nearly final version of the first chapter of flashcards for exam FM. I added some questions on geometric progressions, and some on force of interest, so now there are 226 cards. I know that there are still a few holes, but I will worry about that later. I could probably come up with 300 cards for the first chapter very easily. But, having put together several sets of study cards, I find that I add fewer cards for subsequent topics. In almost any subject, the most vital information to commit permanently to memory is at the beginning.

I tried to use a sampling of the different terminologies. For instance, I used the accumulation function as well as the FV, PV terminology. When I look at the solutions for the exam sample questions, I see both types used, so I suppose that it is possible for either to appear in an examination question.

For most formulas, I give several types of numerical examples. It is important to see the relationships at work. To see the animals in their native habitat.

In a later post, I will describe how to use these cards to best effect. I do intend them as a means of permanently learning the material.