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Hello, I am very confuse and I need advice. Here it is, I always loved computers and bricollage. During my free time I always look for stuff to bricoller or I stay at my computer all the time ... I'm in first grade in computer graphics and now I realize that what I really want to do is in the field of electronics. The problem is that I'm not good at math and I wonder if I could improve it when I would do a background in electronic.
Hoping you can help me, THANKS
 

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You should beef up your math before you get into elcetronics study as many concepts depend on a certain level of math. Digital electronics may be somewhat easier on the math stressing boolean algebra concepts. However, more diverse analog electronics may require Calculus and beyond.

Here's a wikipedia article on the math needed to study electronics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_methods_in_electronics
 
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Bricollage? Bricolage? The word is not common, but some web-search listings are found. No clear meaning. At best, tinkering or Do-It-Yourself.

The community colleges had Electronics courses but many years ago. Now, if you want to learn Electronics, you need to go through an undergraduate Engineering program. You need Mathematics. You must learn logic, boolean algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Also Algebra at least to the intermediate level.
 
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Bricolage?
French for "do-it-yourself", with a connotation of unprofessionalism about it.
 
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Your options for studying electronics and the prerequisite mathematics surely depend on which country you're in (or plan to study in).
 
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Bricollage? Bricolage? The word is not common, but some web-search listings are found. No clear meaning. At best, tinkering or Do-It-Yourself.

The community colleges had Electronics courses but many years ago. Now, if you want to learn Electronics, you need to go through an undergraduate Engineering program. You need Mathematics. You must learn logic, boolean algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Also Algebra at least to the intermediate level.
The community colleges typically offer circuit classes.
 
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The community colleges typically offer circuit classes.
The ones in my region do not.
 
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Your options for studying electronics and the prerequisite mathematics surely depend on which country you're in (or plan to study in).
I want to go to the US to do it...
 
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You should beef up your math before you get into elcetronics study as many concepts depend on a certain level of math. Digital electronics may be somewhat easier on the math stressing boolean algebra concepts. However, more diverse analog electronics may require Calculus and beyond.

Here's a wikipedia article on the math needed to study electronics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_methods_in_electronics
Thank you I'm going to have a private math professor to improve it
 
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Bricollage? Bricolage? The word is not common, but some web-search listings are found. No clear meaning. At best, tinkering or Do-It-Yourself.

The community colleges had Electronics courses but many years ago. Now, if you want to learn Electronics, you need to go through an undergraduate Engineering program. You need Mathematics. You must learn logic, boolean algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Also Algebra at least to the intermediate level.
Thank you ! I will... I'm searching for a private professor to improve my math...
 
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I want to go to the US to do it...
Why?? The universities in the US are much more expensive than at other places, and not of significant better quality either.
 

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