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Name: Roots, Radicals, and Square Root Equations: Summary of Key Concepts
ID: m21971
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module is from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. The distinction between the principal square root of the number x and the secondary square root of the number x is made by explanation and by example. The simplification of the radical expressions that both involve and do not involve fractions is shown in many detailed examples; this is followed by an explanation of how and why radicals are eliminated from the denominator of a radical expression. Real-life applications of radical equations have been included, such as problems involving daily output, daily sales, electronic resonance frequency, and kinetic energy. This module presents a summary of the key concepts of the chapter "Roots, Radicals, and Square Root Equations".
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: algebra, elementary, square roots
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Wade Ellis (fgafaculty@gmail.com), Denny Burzynski (dcwill@rice.edu), LearningMate LearningMate (abhijit.chaturvedi@learningmate.com), Matt Gardner (mgardner@wordsandnumbers.com)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Mar 13, 2009 10:03 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jun 1, 2009 11:42 am -0500

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Version: 1.4 Jun 1, 2009 11:42 am -0500 by Connexions
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Version: 1.3 May 27, 2009 5:07 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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Version: 1.2 Apr 28, 2009 4:12 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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Version: 1.1 Apr 16, 2009 7:15 am -0500 by LearningMate LearningMate
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