I have decided to change the format of my personal Advanced exam study-notes to an open format which focuses heavily on equations, showing how they can be solved. I realize that there are plenty of people out there who would be interested in Amateur Radio were it not for their fear of the technical hurdles. One of those hurdles is the math/equations!
Having routinely failed math classes in high-school, I know first hand how frustrating and difficult math can be. I also know that with plenty of focus and determination, anybody out there can master the techniques used in mathematics. Heck, to this day, my best course at University remains a math course – the only subject I managed to achieve a perfect mark in. Much to my chagrin! I had high hopes for organic chemistry. Alas, I digress.
I want to write a study guide that shows people with nearly no background in math the methods once may employ to solve what looks to be a difficult equation. I am now writing a guide with quite literally step-by-step instructions on how to solve the most common problems asked during both Basic and Advanced exams. Everything to the application of commutative properties to basic exponent math. These are all topics which elude most people, and for good reason – when was the last time the average person had to solve a complex equation with little more than a pencil and some paper?