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# maths again... completely dissapointed help :(

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As many advised me i started reading linear algebra , matrix mathematics and all this #\$%@ stuff.In the beginning all was easy but when i went to complicated operations i started having a terrible headache,and the answer is: i am a moron in mathematics and when i was in high school i was completely incurius in mathematics, but i love so much game development can anyone help me?

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Is there a specific equation you don''t understand?

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Start with Algebra, then Trigonometry, Then some Calculus, Then try Linear Algebra. Stop trying to rush, you''re not going to be great at something new right away. Try searching on Google for some math tutorials.

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You also might want to stick some geometry in there between algebra and trig, it''ll be helpful. For tutorials online...check out the ones on Harvey Mudd''s webpage, http://www.math.hmc.edu/.

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I used to have the hardest time with math. in HS i used to think "WTF is the point?!!! When am i going to figure out the tangent of something?" So i fought the thought process. But math is just that... a thought process. It is simply a series of steps to arrive at a logical solution based upon certain truths. math is logic. It isn''t really a manipulation of numbers more then it is a manipulation of steps which will allow you to determine if something is true, even if you don''t know the real "hard-coded" numbers.

So since then i have found that math is surpisingly simple. For the longest time i fought it, but that was because i tried to go AROUND the problem, instead of trying to go straight through it. Then i started playing around with programming, and realized that, same as math, i had to code everything in a clear, step-by-step fashion. If i laid out my plan, then rest is syntax. Same with math; if a see a certain problem, and i know how to solve it useing certain steps, then the rest is just numbers...

at least that is my take on it.

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Original post by draqza
You also might want to stick some geometry in there between algebra and trig, it''ll be helpful. For tutorials online...check out the ones on Harvey Mudd''s webpage, http://www.math.hmc.edu/.

Oops, I forgot geometry. That''s really important! Thanks Draqza.

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