[Lvlug] Re: fields of mathematics most relevant to computer science
Faber J. Fedor
faber at linuxnj.com
Wed Dec 5 21:33:44 EST 2007
On 05/12/07 20:05 -0500, David L. Johnson wrote:
> Well, my perspective might be a little different from what you wanted,
> since I am a mathematician and decidedly not a programmer.
Mind if I ask for your opinion here?
I did all the analysis stuff in college 20 years ago (BSEE with a maths
minor) and I'm prepping myself to go back to school for a Masters in
Maths and/or Comp Sci within the next year or two.
My current autodidactic curriculum is Velleman's "How to Prove it" to be
followed by "Discrete Mathematics and Applications" by S. Epps and then
'Concrete Mathematics' by Knuth, et al. Then I start on abstract
Oh, know of any good math blogs? Good Math, Bad Math
(http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/) is a favorite of mine.
And WTF is category theory? I haven't come across an understandable
explanation of that yet.
Okay, I'm going to shut up now.
Linux New Jersey, Inc.
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