I did the opposite. Due to a clerical blunder, I was able to graduate high school without algebra. In college, I picked up the basics while learning trig and calculus, and then became proficient in a differential equations course.You'll need good algebra skills for calculus. Trig would also help, but I never took it in high school or college. I picked up what I needed to know about trig when I was learning calculus.
I never did take linear algebra. Didn't know what I was missing until I needed to analyze/modify some graphical data and I needed to learn some basic linear algebra to be able to do coordinate transformations as cell instances were rotated, flipped, and/or placed at different levels of hierarchy.My vote for "machine learning math" is linear algebra.
You also lose it if you don't use it. Most of the electronics I do these days only requires algebra and arithmetic. Anything else and I just look up the solutions for integrals, plug in values, and do the arithmetic.The trick to math is repetition until it becomes intuitively automatic.
Dude, what you talking about. I was eager to attain laplace transforms fourier series and z-transforms only to show off and you're telling me i'll never have an opportunity to use them ?Let's not forget Fourier Analysis (Transform) and Laplace transformations. Never did use those after learning them. Forgot about them except for their names.
Yes you will definitely have an opportunity to use them, if you choose the right career path...Dude, what you talking about. I was eager to attain laplace transforms fourier series and z-transforms only to show off and you're telling me i'll never have an opportunity to use them ?
I agree but it depends on what area you’re in.I use transforms all of the time... nearly daily... A good engineer can jump from time to frequency domain and back easily. Do I solve the actual transform? Sometimes... not often. But I know an RC time constant has a -3dB point at 1/(2*pi*R*C) in the f-domain. If the -3dB point is at 100Hz I know if I drive the circuit with a PWM at 1kHz it will be filtered by -20dB... therefore, on a 3.3V PWM I expect 330mVac to couple to the output of the PWM. I can then decide if that's good enough - or not.
I also use it to determine stability... of opamps, power supplies, and systems...
I literally use that knowledge almost every day in some form or fashion. Rarely do I pull out a pencil or pen to do the analysis, though, I can, and do occasionally.
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