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Some matrix operations may require college-level linear algebra to understand, but rotation certainly isn't one of them. 8th grade math was all I needed to understand them...
Now the reason I said I had bad news, is because if you truly want to understand matrices, you got to go to college to learn about linear algebra. I'm sorry to say it, but without a strong mathematical background if you tried to just read about matrices you'd think they are just some mystical force in the universe that somehow just work. There are all sorts of interesting reasons why we can pull off what we do in video games using matrices, such as orthogonal transformations, and the like, but it really takes a strong mathematical background to get understand it.