About Me

I’m an engineer at heart, through and through. In my day job I help to invent, design, and commercialize inkjet printing technology for Hewlett Packard – very fun stuff. What really keeps me ticking though, is learning about the tiny abstract concepts that lead to powerful, practical thinking.More on this philosophy in our blog titled The Practical Utility of Abstract Thinking.

I’ve always felt that 80% of what I learned in school was trapped in “theory land”, and that it’s taken a great deal of work and time (years) to understand what it all meant. It doesn’t have to be this way. So I’ve decided on a mission to foster effective abstract-to-practical thinking by providing more intimate connections between the conceptual and the physical. My goal is to use simple straightforward explanations that are fully integrated with highly interactive methods, minimizing fluff so that the student can see theory come to life in one compact learning cycle.

I felt that taking on the imaginary number would be a great first challenge since it’s probably one of the more abstract concepts a high school or college student will come by. I mean really! What the @!$# is a bleepin’ imaginary number and what the @!$# is it used for!? So hopefully my tutorial will help out a bit :)

OK – enough about imaginary numbers – what’s next? It’s been YEARS now that I’ve been saying that I’ll be doing tutorials on electrical circuit elements, focusing on a physical understanding of how resistors, capacitors, and inductors dynamically alter the flow of electrical current. Well, finally it’s coming soon!! (few weeks!) If you are interested, drop us a line in the Contact Us area and we’ll email you at module launch. Have fun in your learning endeavors! And in the meantime, may life bring you refreshing beverages and some good ‘ol barbecuin’!!!

Bradley Chung

Summer Barbecuing in Oregon - my wife and I barbecue year round!

Summer Barbecuing in Oregon – although my wife and I love to barbecue year round – even in the rain!

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2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. David Scott Says:

    What happened to the Imaginary Numbers in the Real world article? I was wanting to share that with somebody to help them, but it is gone.

  2. Amber Walker Says:

    I’ve used your tutorial on imaginary numbers in the real work in the past with my undergraduate students in vibrations, which relies heavily on the 2-dimensional representation of amplitude and oscillation. Unfortunately, it seems that all links pointing to that tutorial are now broken. Is there a plan to fix it? Would love to use this content again in the fall!

    Dr. Amber Walker