A view of northern Namibia's Burning Mountain or Brandberg Massif from space. This granite mountain punched through the Earth's surface long ago when the southern super-continent of Gondwana split apart. Credit: NASA.
Quadratic Equation Roots
At some point during our math schooling, most of us were required to memorize the quadratic solutions equation. It was confusing, because we never knew what it was really about. Here's your chance to see where that messy equation comes from.