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Visually Understanding Math by Shit Blangertere - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:57:11 EST ID:RLkenDTl No.14091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hi guys,

Wondering if anyone could point me to an introductory level book on Math that teaches primarily by showing how to visualise the math so that I can understand HOW it works (as opposed to just memorising the equations/procedures and accepting that they work).

I'm thinking of going Feynman's Lectures atm, but am wondering if there's something better you guys might recommend.

Again, would like it to start at the very basics if possible.

Thanks and Jesus.
Nigger Grimson - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:24:42 EST ID:8PJ0nVdr No.14092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How introductory do you need?
Django Fairfeather - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:13:55 EST ID:Dk8yywxc No.14094 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Most well received modern textbooks will have lots of diagrams for more visual learners, the question is what level of material you're looking for. Are you looking for enjoyable math that may not be taught in a course or fundamentals like algebra and calculus?

If you're hardcore you could get a good translation of Euclid's elements, that is about as visual as it gets. I don't have a good recommendation at algebra level, but if you're wanting to learn calculus, Kline's "Calculus: an intuitive and physical approach" is good and doesn't make many assumptions about what you know. Everyone has their own pet favorite calc book though so it may not be helpful for you.
David Pittford - Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:23:54 EST ID:Gw2IN3ba No.14095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Feynman's Lectures

Though these do include chapters on mathematics, they are primarily geared toward teaching physics (you probably already know this). I hear great things about them; and from what I know of Feynman, he probably does a decent job of presenting mathematics in an easily comprehensible way. This reminds me that I need to get around to reading them myself.

However well he presents the mathematical topics, the scope will be narrow - focussing on just the mathematics of physics. But maybe that's all you're looking for. It really depends on which fields of mathematics you wish to understand and your current understanding. You said you wanted to start from the basics, so as >>14094 suggested, try reading Euclid's Elements. You also hinted that you are a visual learner, so maybe this is also a good fit:


And then there's always the most recommended resource for math self-teaching: Khan Academy. Obligatory link:


That's all I got. Good luck!
Sophie Blackhood - Tue, 29 Aug 2017 01:36:00 EST ID:m52FE4m4 No.15554 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Source on the pic OP?
Cyril Duvingbug - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:20:05 EST ID:m52FE4m4 No.15557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I need a source on this fucking picture.
Polly Sungershit - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:08:15 EST ID:m52FE4m4 No.15564 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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