|Nov26-12, 11:14 PM||#1|
Looking for some literature
Hello math forum,
I am an undergraduate linguistic student who has absolutely no foundations in mathematics due to a variety of factors during my earlier years. My studies in philosophy and especially linguistics has brought me back to mathematics in a wild search for something that seems hard to articulate.
I was turned away from mathematics because I believed it to be tedious computation. Personal reading of Russell has started to change my mind combined with studies in formal logic. All in all I am looking to explore math as a language hoping to find inspiration that could lead to further revelations in linguistics.
Due to personal move to another state I have a bit of gap year before I continue my college education and have plenty of time to explore new fields of knowledge. I am working to rebuild the basics of math up to calculus over the next several months but basic textbooks are very dry, though necessary, experiences.
I would love to read some actual literature on math that I might be able to digest without having a very technical knowledge yet. Anything from essays to actual books that could help influence my perception on math would be wonderful.
Thanks and enjoy the winter holidays!
|Nov26-12, 11:36 PM||#2|
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At times like these, I tend to recommend "What is Mathematics" by Courant http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-El...AAAAAAAEpZAAA= . It may be beyond your level, but it's an easy enough read and will introduce you to a great deal of mathematics.
|Nov27-12, 05:43 PM||#3|
I plan on having a look on the recommendation! I would love to get more academically involved in computational linguistics once I get back into university. Until then I will be working to build a strong foundation in mathematics to complement my linguistic education.
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