Learn to enjoy math again. Math, BetterExplained captures key insights as a readable, printable ebook, along with video guides, worksheets, and interviews. It's not another math course -- experience the "aha!" moments that make ideas actually click.

You could never forget what a circle is for, right? I want you to have the same realization about e, the natural log, imaginary numbers, and more.

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Clean graphics help visualize the Pythagorean Theorem

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Visualizing Radians

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Breaking down compound interest

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What's inside?

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  • 12 chapters drawn from the blog articles, essential to any student:
    • Contents
    • Introduction
    • 1. Developing Math Intuition (Chapter preview)
    • 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
    • Afterword
  • Print-quality design made for easy onscreen reading & printing
  • PowerPoint slides and images for all diagrams used in the chapters (deluxe version)
  • 12 video guides that explain the analogies in the chapters - each averages a succinct 10 minutes. Sample Video for Chapter 1:
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  • 3-part (1-hour total) interview with Scott H Young. Scott has written extensively about study techniques and we discuss ways to generalize the approach of building your intuition.
  • Concept worksheet discussing common pitfalls/additional ideas, drawn from the most common questions asked about each topic

Who's it for?

  • Students: Save hours of frustration -- get things as I wish they were explained to me.
  • Teachers/Home Schoolers: Get high-quality educational materials & ideas for your lesson plans.
  • Self-learners: Go back and understand concepts at a level rarely discussed in textbooks or classrooms.

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.

Doug Hogg, Former Principal

I am an engineer by profession... but never had that a-ha moment. I had it when I read your article. I don't have words to explain my happiness, you have unwound a knot that was tied 12 years before...

Ferose Khan J

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.

Daniel Ezell

One of the best e-books I've ever read in my life...

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Explanations That Work

The explanations inside have been developed after years of study, and are consistently among the most popular in their field. I use analogies and diagrams to make concepts click: we're visual creatures, let's use that part of our brain!

For example: Concepts like imaginary numbers just pop into place when you see them as numbers in two dimensions:

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We're used to the number line stretching left-to-right; when it spreads vertically, new numbers emerge. This simple insight saves hours of frustration when visualizing imaginary numbers.

Written For Human Beings

Rigid, stiff writing is uncomfortable for us both. I explain the way I wish I was taught: clearly, concisely, and with a sense of humor. Let's learn with conversations, not lectures.

For Your Computer, Phone or eReader

I don't like DRM restrictions any more than you. The ebook is an unrestricted PDF and can be enjoyed anywhere.

Quality Design

Some ebooks look like they were copied out of Word -- not this. Book-quality layout and typography mean it's a joy to print and read at your leisure. Readability is king: wide margins give plenty of room to write notes, and whitespace helps the words flow.

About Kalid Azad

I became fascinated with intuitive learning after a tough math class at Princeton University. After cramming for days, the formulas finally clicked -- "Argh! Why couldn't they explain it like that in the first place?" I had to share my insights to save other people my frustration.

That "aha!" moment spawned BetterExplained.com, whose articles have been read by millions worldwide. It's regarded as one of the best places to really understand math. Memorization is fragile, but insights stick.

I've been writing technically for a decade, from chapters in programming textbooks to whitepapers for Microsoft.

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