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A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics

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A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics uses your familiarity with ideas from programming and software to teach mathematics.

You'll learn about the central objects and theorems of mathematics, covering graphs, calculus, linear algebra, eigenvalues, optimization, and more. You'll also be immersed in the often unspoken cultural attitudes of mathematics, learning both how
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Paperback, 378 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mitch Anderson
Feb 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
If you’re a programmer and you either haven’t taken a course in calculus/linear algebra or haven’t kept your college maths somewhat fresh, you will most likely get nothing out of this book. The best chapter is the first, and the bar for “best” is relatively low here.

I hate to say this, as Jeremy Kun has written a large number of free and accessible mathematical refreshers (and has been doing so for years) many of which I have found personally useful. However, writing a introductory text is much
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Michiel
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kun guides us to some of the most important fields of fundamental mathematics. This book is very accessible to the non-mathematician, even though Kun does not dispense the formulas, proofs and general rigor. The different topics (sets, graphs, linear algebra, group theory and many more) are meticulously explained and illustrated with figures. Every topic is finished with a concrete applications illustrating the application of the math. The topic chapters are alternated by short essays on the dif ...more
Jay Shah
Mar 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Had a tough time reading this (couldn't finish), I expected it to be a bit easier for Programmers but this reminded me of reading a Math textbook that doesn't end up clearing up questions or confusion around certain topics for me.
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