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Old May 12th 2017, 10:12 PM   #11
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sorry to say, but i think self taught mathematics is unlikely
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Old May 12th 2017, 10:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
sorry to say, but i think self taught mathematics is unlikely
Why not? There is lots of maths resources on the net. I do think one has to apply worked exercises though but still possible.
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Old May 12th 2017, 10:53 PM   #13
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I think https://www.khanacademy.org/math is a good way to learn basic math with these video tutorials (with subtitles). Good explanations with straightforward mathematical procedure.
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Old May 14th 2017, 01:30 PM   #14
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@kiwiheretic, thanks for sharing.
My problem with math is a lack of motivation. I know that to be able to develop any physics theory one should have a solid knowledge of math. And it seems like something in which I should invest my efforts before I might get some outcome. When you make your studies in school or university, it's much easier, cause you have tasks to complete and deadlines. I wish I had tasks
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Old May 14th 2017, 02:08 PM   #15
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well, for me, maths wasn't the primary motivation, but mainly to understand the big picture of the physics formulas. However, the youtube Eugene Khytoransky videos helped me understand a lot of the physical concepts without having to delve into all the math. I guess it depends on your ultimate goal, whether you are an engineer planning on building something, or if you just a kind of physics historian who wants to know enough to understand the big questions and controversies at the forefront of physics. I'm probably more the latter.
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