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Name: Radical Concepts -- Simplifying Radicals
ID: m18274
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module covers techniques for the simplification of radicals.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: algebra, radicals, simplification, simplify
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Kenny M. Felder (
Copyright Holders: Kenny M. Felder (
Maintainers: Kenny M. Felder (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Oct 8, 2008 2:06 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Nov 5, 2011 2:36 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.3 Nov 5, 2011 2:36 pm -0500 by Ross J. Reedstrom
Corrected the example of simplifying radical expression involving variables under the radical sign.

Version: 1.2 Apr 5, 2010 1:04 pm -0500 by Kenny M. Felder
Added links

Version: 1.1 Nov 13, 2008 9:29 pm -0600 by Kenny M. Felder
Initial publication.

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