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Practical mathematics for programmers?

Dimwit (36756) writes | about 8 months ago

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Dimwit (36756) writes "The best part about programming is that I can decide that I want a new text editor or a new video game or a new multiprotocol router, and I can write it, and when I'm done, I have a new text editor or video game or multiprotocol router. Mathematics has never been that way for me — I never sit and think "I sure would like to find the area under a curve!" and then come up with a way to do it. So what's a good path for the practical programmer to take towards mathematics? One with goals and problems to solve that aren't the same old boring word problems?"

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Learn set theory (1)

Dragon Bait (997809) | about 8 months ago | (#44568065)

Okay, this isn't answering your question directly, but learn set theory. Set theory is the mathematical underpinning for both relational databases and object oriented design/programming.
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