Hi everyone, I figured I need to "initialize" myself so I'm in first year of college, Computer Engineering specifically and the reason I signed up is, well I heard that this site is very effective at helping "newbies" delve deeper in any science related topic/issue. I also found couple of anwers myself to the questions on this forum that were bugging me a lot previously. Recently I decided to grab on math and start studying it as thoroughly as I can, so I picked up some calculus books that I found of interest and recommended to me. I do a lot of research on almost every topic - I can't tolerate many high-level/abstratct ideas such as "let's let limit of a function be this" and not worry about it - but the thing is, I want to know how it works, how it (it being any idea) connects to everything else in a reasonable manner, so that I can use it to it's full potential and know what it can do. For me this becomes very problematic with algebra, well when I see a particular algebraic relation, be it equation or inequality, for example y = m*x + b, when it changes to for example y/x = m, well this example is trivial, but for larger equations which have multiple variables, relations and functions - i can see the algerbraic manipulation occuring but with every different setup I feel like I dont understand how it relates with previous setup on a deeper level, anway, I'm getting a bit worked up over this. I also tend to well not tend to but I get a lot of syncronicity with math when I take a piece of paper, pen, calculator and Geogebra ploter :) and start improvising and understanding how things actually work. My golden rule for everything is that the amount that you put in is the equivalent of what you get back, so that's actually what I believe is the rule for any sort of optimization process, I mean you can't have an excess of information and not use it, you can't have wasted cycles and not use them, they are there and they can be and should be used... Anyways, Thanks!