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somnium303
How big of a math background do I need to succeed at this?
I think it definitely helps.
Prerequisites Prerequisites for this course are the following: High school algebra and a reasonable aptitude for mathematics.
Quite a lot of mathmatics
Read this http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.042/spring12/mcs.pdf
In fact its an awful lot of mathematics
If anyone is having trouble with math go to this site: www.khanacademy.org. You will learn from this man. He has amazing tutorials.