Wanting to code. Can't read calculus. Kinda stuck. Help?
As I spend more and more time coding (just as a hobby, mostly in C and C++,) I keep running into a specific limitation of mine. I'm totally fine with the math, both conceptually and programmatically, but I can't understand much of the research that's in (what looks to me like) calculus. For example, the Wikipedia page that talks about signal filters
talks about transfer functions, and points to the Wiki page on transfer functions
. That page makes no sense to me.
But, when someone explains something like filters through non-calculus means (for example, this page
uses English and flow charts), I can totally follow it and create code based on that explanation.
Some of the areas that I'm exploring aren't common enough to have English explanations of the calculus. So I'm stuck.
Is there a way to learn enough calculus to conceptually read it? I don't need to do any math in calculus. I just need to be able to understand what a function expects me to do with it. Basically, how to read a function so that I can implement the idea in code.
In case it isn't clear, I don't need code samples for filters. I have plenty, and that's not where I typically get stuck. I need resources on deciphering calculus functions.