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## Wednesday, March 21, 2012

### Series II Description: What's Contained in this Series

This series is all about exponents and radicals: how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them; how to take a power to a power; and the process involved for simplifying radicals and large expressions.

We also take a detailed look at how exponents and radicals are related to the Real Number Set. Please note that the videos for this part of the series have overlaps. Videos #40 and #41 discuss the importance of the subsets of the Real Number Set and how they translate over to the basic operations for exponents and radicals. The information contained in these two videos is repeated in videos #42-44, with the addition of examples. If you are familiar and comfortable with the basic operations for exponents and radicals, then videos #40 and #41 should suffice. If you would like the information to be presented with examples, then it will be worth your while to view the latter set. See Video #39 for more information on how the material is being presented.

In addition to the above, five book recommendations.

Full list and links for all the videos contained in the series are provided below and are available at: Table of Contents: The Language of Mathematics - Series II.

Exercises and Solutions are also available for this series.

See Videos Available for Download for information on the torrent for this series.

For ease of reference, included below is the Table of Contents and the expanded image of the tree menu provided in the left column of this site. Specific topics can be found through the Index (left column).

Section 2: Book Recommendations

 From Series II Tree Menu - The Language of Mathematics

## Tuesday, March 6, 2012

### Series IIIa Description: What's Contained in this Series

In this series we learn different techniques for solving equations, combine and isolate variables, talk about the equal sign, how to move around an equation, discuss the graphical meaning for solving equations, learn about restrictions, and how we would go about checking solutions.

Also included is an introduction to polynomial equations and functions, a discussion of their classifications, and factoring techniques, beginning with the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and Simple Trinomial Factoring (Factoring techniques for polynomials is continued in Series IIIb).

In addition to the above, we also take a brief look at the difference between black holes and elementary particles.

Full list and links for all the videos contained in the series available at: Table of Contents: The Language of Mathematics - Series IIIa.

See Videos Available for Download for information on the torrent for this series.

For ease of reference, included below is the expanded image of the tree menu provided in the left column of this site. Specific topics can be found through the Index (left column).

Section 1: Summary of Series I and II, and an Introduction to Series IIIa
Section 2: Black Holes and Elementary Particles
Section 3: Techniques for Solving Equations
Section 4: Solving Equations and Checking Solutions, Examples and Methods
Section 5: Solving Quadratic Equations: Factoring Techniques
Section 6: Introduction to Polynomial Functions

 From Series IIIa Tree Menu - The Language of Mathematics

## Monday, March 5, 2012

3. ### Video Update

Direct links to torrents on The Pirate Bay (Please note: The Pirate Bay gets taken down a lot by governments so please let me know if the links are dead and I'll fix them, thanks):
• Series I: Videos #1 to #35 for The Language of Mathematics, produced in 2007.
• Series II: Videos #36 to #58 for The Language of Mathematics, produced in 2008.
• Series IIIa: Videos #61 to #92 for The Language of Mathematics, produced in 2009.
• Series IIIb: Videos #93 to #142 for The Language of Mathematics, produced in 2010-2011.
• Series IVa: Videos #143 to #151 for The Language of Mathematics plus some videos for Math in Real Life, produced in 2011-2013.

### II. Description

At the request of my readers, in 2009 I began to provide torrents for the math videos. The torrents are available through The Pirate Bay and other file sharing networks.

Downloads are series specific and the files organized based on their video number and/or year, i.e, the order in which the videos were produced. See the table of contents for The Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life to put things into context.

Please note that videos from Series I, II, and IIIa are tagged with chycho.com, and those for Series IIIb and Series IVa are tagged with 420math.com. Since videos have gone through an additional edit in the process of putting this site together, they may vary slightly from those in the torrents.