Mathematics can be head-exploding complicated simply to look at, right members? Who needs all that abstraction when the grit and grime is right here and now? Prime example: Radicals and Radicands, those hyper-calculated elements wherein r multiplited by r = x. Seems easy to swallow, but then the multi-functions of r come up and the wizard hats on our heads flap away in the wind exposing our bald spot. So it is with this week – what looks simple as pie is actually a deformed version of the z enhanced Cartesian plane that, though locally resembling kansas, globally looks a whole lot like Oz. Not to worry – here’s all you need to know for the next seven days: Whether you are the square or the root, there’s always room for ∏.