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Math, Better Explained: Learn to Unlock Your Math Intuition [eBook Kindle]

Kalid Azad

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"Math, Better Explained" is a clear, intuitive guide to math topics essential for high school, college and beyond. Whether you're a student, parent, or teacher, this book is your key to unlocking the aha! moments that make math truly click -- and make learning enjoyable.

The book intentionally avoids mindless definitions and focuses on building a deep, natural intuition so you can integrate the ideas into your everyday thinking. Its explanations on the natural logarithm, imaginary numbers, exponents and the Pythagorean Theorem are among the most-visited in the world.

The topics in Math, Better Explained include:

1. Developing Math Intuition
2. The Pythagorean Theorem
3. Pythagorean Distance
4. Radians and Degrees
5. Imaginary Numbers
6. Complex Arithmetic
7. Exponential Functions & e
8. The Natural Logarithm (ln)
9. Interest Rates
10. Understanding Exponents
11. Euler’s Formula
12. Introduction To Calculus

The book is written as the author wishes math was taught: with a friendly attitude, vivid illustrations and a focus on true understanding. Learn right, not rote!

Selected testimonials:

"I have several books on calculus (Calculus for Dummys, Math for the Millions, etc. etc. - never was able to read them) but your explanation is what I have needed all these years." - D. Hogg, Former Principal

"This is a great explanation! I am 49 years old and have never known what e is all about. It is thanks to your article that I get it and now can explain it to my son who is 13 years old..." - C. Dhaveji

"I've been following you for nearly two years...I find the intuitive approach to the subject and lucid writing unparalleled." - D. Ezell

About the Author

Kalid Azad graduated from Princeton University and has been writing professionally for over a decade, from chapters in the best-selling "How to Program" textbooks (from Deitel, Inc.) to technical whitepapers for Microsoft, Corp. Kalid has tutored math since high school (99% percentile for SAT/GRE/GMAT) and is enamored with finding the clearest, most intuitive insights on seemingly-complicated topics.

Detalhes do produto

  • Formato: eBook Kindle
  • Tamanho do arquivo: 1118 KB
  • Número de páginas: 97 páginas
  • ISBN da fonte dos números de páginas: 1479186724
  • Uso simultâneo de dispositivos: Ilimitado
  • Editora:; Edição: 1 (6 de dezembro de 2011)
  • Vendido por: Amazon Servicos de Varejo do Brasil Ltda
  • Idioma: Inglês
  • ASIN: B006J5L3VU
  • Leitura de texto: Habilitado
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  • Lista de mais vendidos da Amazon: #30,010 entre os mais vendidos na Loja Kindle (Conheça os 100 mais vendidos na Loja Kindle)

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4.0 de 5 estrelas Author helps demystify concepts and paves way for a better understanding of math. 10 de dezembro de 2011
Por Romanos Piperakis - Publicada na
Formato:eBook Kindle
A lot of math concepts come from the need to solve everyday problems but unfortunately are taught in the classroom in distilled, abstract form that transcends the specific examples it was originally invented for. As such, the intuition behind the abstract concepts is sacrificed at the expense of generalization.

The author makes the very useful and widely overlooked point that the intuition behind abstract concepts or theorems can be recovered by reversing the direction from abstract to specific and explaining how one can arrive at applied/concrete instances from the pure/distilled forms.

As such the author is not only helping the reader to demystify math (making it more accessible to anyone with common sense) but paves the way for developing modeling skills where those concepts can be successfully applied to real-world problems.

This is a very worthwhile undertaking and I would personally love to see the author extend this effort to more concepts e.g. determinants, adjoint/hermitian matrices, regression and function approximation etc. This type of explanations could serve as supplementary math texts or - in the form of wiki where others could share the burden of providing their intuition - as a very valuable reference.

Only gave 4 stars for the somewhat random selection of examples to be explained but would recommend this book without any reservations.
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5.0 de 5 estrelas But I'll never use this once I leave school 12 de junho de 2013
Por Neo Aeonian - Publicada na
Formato:Brochura|Compra Verificada pela Amazon
Have you ever heard someone say, 'I never used math after I left school.'

Of course they didn't use it. They didn't understand it the first time.

But if they'd been taught the way Kalid's explains math, not only would they understand it so well they could use it all the time, but they'd have fun doing it.

Which Pizza will do a better job of feeding my family, the small and medium, or the large? Pathagorean's theorem to the rescue.

Pathagoras? The triangle thing?

Sure enough. But not by memorizing it, by the insight that comparing circles works by the same rules that comparing triangles do.

Ever thought anyone would give you an intuitive sense of calculus? As Kalid says, "We don't need to be writers to appreciate Shakespeare," and we don't need to be math geniuses to appreciate calculus.

There are lots of great courses that will teach you how to do many things, and they are good for what they do. Yet with most of them I got the sense that each lesson only applied to one very specific situation, usually a situation I would never be in. And there were hundreds of these little rules, each applying only to their own very specific situation.

But Math, Better Explained, is totally different. Kalid only talks about a dozen things. One of them is not a rule at all, just a way of looking at things Another one he spent 2 chapters on because the way I was taught it missed how useful it is. Chapter after chapter he demystifies concepts that most of us had given up on. He makes them so clear that now I can apply them in hundreds of situations, situations I'm in, if not every day, at least several times a month, where I want answers, sometimes exact and sometimes just close enough.

If you ever wanted to master math, I haven't found a faster, nor an easier way.

Wilfredo Pareto is famous for a principle called the 80/20 rule. 80% of the value comes from just 20% of your efforts. And the secret to life is figuring out where those 20% efforts are at.

Kalid has done this one better.

If you want 90% of the value of a complete math education for 1% of the effort (but 200% of the fun), this is the book you want to buy.

If you want to clear the fog around key math concepts, and show your family, your children, your friends, how to understand math, this is the book you want to show them.

And if you are just tired of saying, "Oh, I'm not good with math," and instead want to be good at it, this is the book that you want to have fun reading while mastering all those math concepts.
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5.0 de 5 estrelas A fantastic explanation of the math essentials 9 de dezembro de 2011
Por Antonio Cangiano - Publicada na
Formato:eBook Kindle
I love the quality and teaching approach! The writing is clear, friendly and builds a deep understanding with excellent diagrams. The author takes your mind beyond rote details and makes you understand the essence of each math concept -- even experienced math fans will come away with valuable insights. For example, the metaphors about e, i and pi make it easy to understand Euler's formula, considered one of the most beautiful (and baffling) identities.

I've reviewed many books while running very few are this approachable and entertaining while helping you truly learn. Highly recommended!
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5.0 de 5 estrelas One of the web's hidden gems 2 de junho de 2013
Por Martino Ciaramidaro - Publicada na
Like most people who bought this book, I did so because I found the author's website so informative and invaluable for learning new mathematical concepts. The problem with most explanations of mathematical concepts is they are either written with too much rigor (mathematicians writing for other mathematicians), or not enough, in which case they are shallow popularizations that won't actually teach anything. Kalid Azad walks that tightrope almost perfectly, providing enough hand holding for you while taking you through the actual concepts (rather than some silly metaphor) to get that "Aha" moment.

Very highly recommended.
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5.0 de 5 estrelas If you don't like math, or wonder if you really understood what they tried to teach you in school, get this book ! 31 de maio de 2013
Por Ashu - Publicada na
Formato:Brochura|Compra Verificada pela Amazon
I am a teaching assistant for an engineering related course, and when students in class raised doubts about Euler's formula, I started searching online for ways to explain it in a way that wasn't complicated. And that is when I came across Kalid's work. After reading his book and watching his videos, I am in a much better position to communicate with my students effectively. The book is brilliant, short and simple. I have to admit that while I got the book to get better at teaching, I did end up learning and understanding things that I had taken for granted myself. Better late than never :) If imaginary numbers, exponential functions, the natural log and radians ever bothered you, this book will make it all come together. It might even help you understand Math from a historical perspective, and see Math in a whole new light. Cheers !

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