finally studying precalculus @ the late age of 22.
go ahead & laugh
>tfw high school dropout
>studying precaluclus aswell
Better now than to try and glide along life as a retard lad.
Is there a book that explains math through code instead of highly symbolic representations?
I tried the Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics, but it requires a grounding in calculus.
>math through code instead of highly symbolic representations
Maybe it's an anglosphere thing then, I think most people start 18-19 here and a lot of people do go back to university after working for several years to get an education. I think the oldest fella we had was just over 30.
>dropping out of college at age 18
>can only do Algebra 2
I mean I'd like to see mathematical processes written out as code functions (preferably something lisp or ML like) instead of defined in terms of whatever you call that syntax full of Greek symbols.
you mean computer code?
if there's such a book, i wouldn't know about it.
as far as i know virtually all universal symbols in calculus are natural constants or logical extensions of those natural constants
I finished high school at the age of 23. Now, i'm starting university in two months after saving cash for three years because public university is too hard for me.
I just get the impression that in america and other places you are seen as a real loser if you decide to educate yourself in your 20's or above. I think it's your highly competitive nature. There are of course some disadvantages of starting late, but I still think it's better to get an education than to live without one no matter how old you are.
Failing that, can somebody just recommend me a good calculus textbook?
One that is thorough in its explanations and doesn't have lots of distracting colors and bonus tidbits of info and other pointless annotations (this is a weird trend in undergrad textbooks for some reason)
That seems very impractical or just downright impossible. Students learn the theory so they can apply it to computer science, not the other way around. Just learn the variables, it's not hard.
it already is?
you could write it out in plain English (or Japanese?) or in a programming language, but it would take up three times as much space, and you wouldn't have the practice necessary for interpreting the standard notation. I also don't see how it would offer any advantage over just owning a regular math textbook.
as far as i know, the only arbitrary units of measurement are Celsius (depending on the substances present water may boil @ different temperatures, that why we also have fahrenheit), & kilograms.
the metric system in physics does permit the use of Kelvin for temperature, & the kilogram is currently in the process of being redefined to a natural constant
Class is not a possibility on my schedule.
But I have plenty of downtime at work to read.
I don't know. I can write Haskell so I feel like I already have some of the tools necessary to understand math, but I've never explored it beyond a high school level
>still in med school
>2 years until getting my med degree
>even after that i have to work LITERALLY for FREE for the government for 2 years with shit pay to get my doctor license
not for my major.
my major basically constitutes the science of dictating how computers function (computer science).
which does require an understanding of calculus, formal logic, & physics
>took physics 2 years ago
>literally forgot everything can't figure out how magnets work
>dropped out of highschool at freshman year
>5 years later and yet to do anything academic
>still haven't gotten a job
>dropped out of high school at 16
>GED at 18
>associates at 20
>bachelor's at 22
>master's at 24
not at all
i lost all feeling beside happiness :)