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I want to read SICM but I know next to nothing about the maths and physics required for it. What should I study to be able to read it?

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Hey OP. I haven't read SICM myself, but check this out: http://8ch.net/prog/res/3034.html

Why don't you start reading it and whenever you encounter something you don't understand, you stop and study that thing until you're able to go back to the book. Do it recursively, if you need to learn multiplication but you don't know addition, learn addition until you can go to multiplication, then learn multiplication and go back to the book.

It's how i study, it's easier to keep myself motivated if there is a clear, explicit use for that knowledge. That's why i never properly learned calculus, i haven't had any use for it in my life yet.

It's how i study, it's easier to keep myself motivated if there is a clear, explicit use for that knowledge. That's why i never properly learned calculus, i haven't had any use for it in my life yet.

>>12

The official prerequisites are listed as

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01t-physics-i-fall-2004/index.htm and

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-03-differential-equations-spring-2010/ and some programming experience as per

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/gjs/6946/.

Other people's suggestions

https://github.com/hnarayanan/sicm

Also see the following video series

Leonard Susskin's video lectures on Classical Mechanics

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL47F408D36D4CF129

additional videos are listed

https://glenmartin.wordpress.com/home/leonard-susskinds-online-lectures/

Also Susskin's book is also said to be a valid prerequisite

https://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-Minimum-Start-Doing-Physics/dp/0465075681

Whilst I haven't read SICM lately, as far as I know you want to have done high school level algebra and calculus, and then the following subjects at least at undergraduate level.

* Newtonian mechanics

* Multivariable calculus

* Ordinary differential equations

* Basic functional programming, Scheme, SICP

* A developed discipline for reading higher level mathematical material, including new notations and ideas

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Classical_Mechanics also lists a relevant set of prerequisites.

>>14 's advice is also good advice, provided you have something to keep your recursion depth below a given threshold.

The official prerequisites are listed as

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01t-physics-i-fall-2004/index.htm and

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-03-differential-equations-spring-2010/ and some programming experience as per

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/gjs/6946/.

Other people's suggestions

https://github.com/hnarayanan/sicm

Also see the following video series

Leonard Susskin's video lectures on Classical Mechanics

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL47F408D36D4CF129

additional videos are listed

https://glenmartin.wordpress.com/home/leonard-susskinds-online-lectures/

Also Susskin's book is also said to be a valid prerequisite

https://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-Minimum-Start-Doing-Physics/dp/0465075681

Whilst I haven't read SICM lately, as far as I know you want to have done high school level algebra and calculus, and then the following subjects at least at undergraduate level.

* Newtonian mechanics

* Multivariable calculus

* Ordinary differential equations

* Basic functional programming, Scheme, SICP

* A developed discipline for reading higher level mathematical material, including new notations and ideas

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Classical_Mechanics also lists a relevant set of prerequisites.

>>14 's advice is also good advice, provided you have something to keep your recursion depth below a given threshold.

I didn't know this existed until this thread but holy soykaf am I excited