Operations research is the art of problem-solving and decision-making. In this article, we will learn more about "The Science of Doing Better" and its endless applications. Table Of Content: Introduction What is Operations Research? Origins and development through time Operations Research...

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## How to Hire the Right Math Tutor

by ms-academy | Students Tips

The Three Biggest Pitfalls in Hiring a Tutor and How to Handle Them When searching for a tutor there are three major things you need to have in place to ensure a good experience. Having a good tutor can be a great benefit far more bang for your buck than classroom education, but there are three...

## Absolute Value and Square Roots

by ms-academy | Math Learning

Absolute values often show up in problems involving square roots. That’s because you can’t take the square root of a negative number without introducing imaginary numbers (those involving $i = \sqrt{-1}$ ). Example 1: Simplify $\sqrt{x^{2}}$ This problem looks deceptively simple. Many students...

## Absolute Value and Logarithms

by ms-academy | Math Learning

Absolute Value and Logarithms Absolute values often turn up unexpectedly in problems involving logarithms. That’s because you can’t take the log of a negative number. Let’s first review the definition of the logarithm function: Logb x = y ⇔ by = x (The double arrow is a bi-conditional, which means...

## L’Hospital’s Rule

by ms-academy | Math Learning

L’Hospital’s Rule is a useful way to evaluate tricky limits. It is most often used for limits of indeterminate form. The rule is as follows: If $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are differentiable on some interval around the number $a$ (or if $a=\infty$, $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are differentiable for all...

## Algebraic Groups

by ms-academy | Math Learning

Introduction to Algebraic Groups One of the most fundamental algebraic structures in mathematics is the group. A group is a set of elements paired with an operation that satisfies the following four conditions: I. It is closed under an operation (represented here by “+”, although it does not...

## Algebraic Rings

by ms-academy | Math Learning

Introduction to Algebraic Rings An algebraic ring is one of the most fundamental algebraic structures. It builds off of the idea of algebraic groups by adding a second operation (For more information please review our article on groups). For rings we often use the notation of addition and...

## Modular Arithmetic & Fermat’s Little Theorem

by ms-academy | Math Learning

Modular arithmetic is a way of counting in which the numbers wrap around after reaching a certain value. The clock is often used as an analogy. While time always progresses forward, the 12-hour clock “resets” to 1 after passing 12 (13 o’clock is equivalent to 1 o’clock). If we replace 12 with 0,...