Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) has enjoyed alengthy and distinguished history of serving the Greater-Daytoncommunity in a variety of ways. One of these ways is through theWPAFB Educational Outreach (EO) Program, for which the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is a proud and continuoussupporter, providing both technical expertise (from over 2000practicing scientists and engineers) and ongoing resources for thevarious programs sponsored by the WPAFB EducationalOutreach. The mission of the WPAFB EO program is
To form learning partnerships with the K-12 educational community in order to increase student awareness and excitement in all fields of math, science, aviation, and aerospace; ultimately developing our nation’s future scientific and technical workforce
.In support of this mission, the WPAFB EO aspires to bethe best one-stop resource for encouragement and enhancementof K-12 science, math and technology education throughout theUnited States Air Force. It is in this spirit that AFRL offers TheHandbook of Essential Mathematics, a compendium of mathematical formulas and other useful technical information thatwill well serve both students and teachers alike from early gradesthrough early college. It is our sincere hope that you will use thisresource to either further your own education or the education of those future scientists and engineers so vital to preserving our cherished American freedoms.
LESTER MCFAWN, SESExecutive Director Air Force Research Laboratory