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Weak on Square Roots by Russell Burton is a comprehensive guide that delves into the often confusing world of square roots. Aimed at students and math enthusiasts alike, Burton's book offers a thorough exploration of this fundamental concept in mathematics.

One of the strongest aspects of Weak on Square Roots is the way it is structured. The book begins with a brief introduction that outlines the importance of square roots in mathematical problem-solving. It then progresses gradually, starting with the basics before moving on to more complex topics. This approach allows readers to build a solid foundation of understanding, making it easier to grasp the more challenging concepts later on.

Burton's explanations are precise and concise, presenting the material in a way that is easy to comprehend. The use of examples and visual aids further helps to clarify key points. Additionally, the book includes a variety of practice problems and exercises, ensuring readers can put their newfound knowledge to the test and reinforce their understanding.

One of the most notable aspects of Weak on Square Roots is how it addresses common misconceptions that students often have when dealing with square roots. Burton identifies these misconceptions and provides clear explanations to rectify them. This attention to detail sets this book apart from others in the field, making it a valuable resource for educators seeking to help their students overcome difficulties with this fundamental mathematical concept.

Moreover, the author's writing style is engaging, making the book an enjoyable read even for those who might not immediately gravitate towards math. By weaving in real-world applications and historical anecdotes throughout the text, Burton demonstrates the relevance of square roots beyond the confines of the academic world.

While Weak on Square Roots delivers an exceptional exploration of the topic, it does have a few minor drawbacks. Some readers may find the examples and exercises to be limited in variety, potentially leaving them wanting for more practice material. Additionally, although the book presents the material in a logical sequence, some topics could benefit from further elaboration and exploration.

Overall, Weak on Square Roots proves to be an invaluable resource for anyone looking to strengthen their understanding of this mathematical concept. Russell Burton has created a book that is accessible, engaging, and comprehensive. Whether you are a student struggling to grasp square roots or a math enthusiast seeking a deeper understanding, this book will undoubtedly help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge.

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Does your wife call you Pumpkinhead? Well, maybe it's not an insult; it might be a pet name. Ah but whose pet name?


By Russell Burton

Illustrated by TOM BEECHAM

As his coach sped through dusk darkened Jersey meadows, Ronald Lovegear, fourteen years with Allied Electronix, embraced his burden with both arms, silently cursing the engineer who was deliberately rocking the train. In his thin chest he nursed the conviction that someday there would be an intelligent robot at the throttle of the 5:10 to Philadelphia.

He carefully moved one hand and took a notebook from his pocket. That would be a good thing to mention at the office next Monday.

Again he congratulated himself for having induced his superiors to let him take home the company's most highly developed mechanism to date. He had already forgiven himself for the little white lie that morning.

"Pascal," he had told them, "is a little weak on square roots." That had done it!

Old Hardwick would never permit an Allied computer to hit the market that was not the absolute master of square roots. If Lovegear wanted to work on Pascal on his own time it was fine with the boss.

Ronald Lovegear consulted his watch. He wondered if his wife would be on time. He had told Corinne twice over the phone to bring the station wagon to meet him... Continue reading book >>

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