## Better Explained

For an intuititive understanding of basic mathematics, there are some brilliant articles by Kalid Azad at betterexplained.com/. Kalid writes to give the reader “Aha!” moments, and succeeds. For myself, just 3-4 hours on Kalid’s articles on the complex number* i* was more profitable than first year university maths – his “Aha!” moments have a way of sticking.

My favourite Kalid articles are:

- Complex numbers: visual introduction, intuitive arithmetic
- Geometry: Pythagorean uses, Pythagorean distance
- Calculus: a gentle introduction, discovering pi
- Exponents & Logs: Intuitive exponents, natural log

Benjamin Franklin would find essays by writers he liked, pull them apart and put them back together again. Richard Feynman did the same with radios. I’m doing the same with the articles above. Can you suggest some articles on maths as good as Kalid’s?

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what do you think of http://www.brightstorm.com/d/math. they offer free online math videos that cover everything from algebra to calculus! pretty neat site!

lisa kwanDecember 1, 2009 at 7:17 am

This is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.

Simple but very accurate info… Many thanks for sharing this one.

A must read post!

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