Recommend a programmer a book that teaches high school maths step by step
July 21, 2012 8:18 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a programmer a book that teaches high school maths step by step? I did maths at high scool and I was OK at it. However, fifteen years later, after forgetting almost all the maths I learnt back then, I am diving deep into the theory of programming algorithms (sorting, tree structures, graph algorithms and so forth). I find the programming straight forward, but I am struggling with the theory and proof of algorithmic time and space complexities. I am looking for a book that will cover algebra, logs, limits, inductive proof, matrix manipulation and so forth.
posted by maryrosecook to Education (11 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like a book that assumes a grade school knowledge of maths, has lots of exercises and a gradual learning curve. Bonus points if it is enjoyable to work through.
There are a bunch of
other questions where people ask for books to teach them high school maths. However, the answers are directed towards a general understanding of maths, rather than something that is specific to computer science.