Math

The Physics Philes, lesson 28: Newton-mas Snowflakes

Happy Newton-mas Eve, y’all! I had fully intended to write a Physics Philes post this week. Unfortunately, I had more travel time than I expected, and I couldn’t get it done. (I did study, though. I have so many questions about removable and nonremovable discontinuity that I need you to …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 27: Math, Continuously

In which conditions are met, a new concept is defined, and the author begs to be corrected. After several weeks of limits, it’s finally time to move on. But for right now, it’s time for a new concept: continuity.

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The Physics Philes, lesson 26: Euler’s Detour

In which limits is finished, special theorems are listed, and a slight mathematical detour is taken. It’s time! It’s time, ladies and gentleman, for me to finally – FINALLY – finish up the two chapters on limits. Two chapters that I wanted to take two posts has taken four, but …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 25: Taking Math to New Heights

In which I do less than promised, a pinky swear is offered, and the universe does not explode. Ermahgerd, you guys. This week was rough. It took me a while to understand some things so I didn’t get as much new info crammed into my brain as I wanted to. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 24: Know Your Limits

In which decimal places are avoided, conjugates are explained, and many more limit problems are completed. Last week I tried to give an introductory overview of limits, what they are, and how they work. You may have thought (as I did) that evaluating limits sounds like a nightmare. I mean, …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 23: Take it to the Limit

In which a new frontier reached, limits are explained, and crappy graphs are drawn. After unexpectedly taking a week off I am back, refreshed and excited to talk math. I’ve gotten to that point in the book where I am, more or less, completely new to the topic being discussed. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 21: Double Down on Double Angles

In which indentities are defined, trigonometric equations are solved, and the door to calculus is opened. Ermahgerd, you guys. This is the last post before I delve head first into calculus. This is the last post where anything is familiar to me at all! There are fun times to come. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 20: Here’s Your Sine

In which graphs are drawn, I radiate radians, and periodic functions are defined. Welp, it looks like I’ve successfully made it through the algebra portion of my review. At least as far as learning calculus is concerned. However, I still have one more topic to review until I can get …

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