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I require advice please

  1. Apr 25, 2012 #1

    First i just want to say if this is not the right place to post, i apologies now.

    The reason for my post is this. I would really like to be able to design and create
    my own circuit boards/devices then program the drivers and finally my own software
    to interface with that device.

    The software im on my way to learning with a software engineer degree, but im not sure
    where to start when it comes to circuit boards, electronic.

    Do i need to have a good foundation of maths and or physics to reach my goal?
    Right now im not sure where to start so any directions would be greatly welcome.

    Take care
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  3. Apr 25, 2012 #2


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    It wouldn't hurt to have knowledge of math and/or physics, but I know plenty of electronics hobbyists who do just fine without them.

    But you're planning to go into software engineering. You might need some advanced math - calculus for example.

    You don't have to be an A+ in every subject if that's what you're worried about.
  4. Apr 28, 2012 #3

    Thank you for getting back to me and for the advice.

    I wanted to know what books you would recommend for getting back into math, which i did not pay much attention at school with and a book on physics.

    I just want to learn i like reading. but because i dont know alot of math i have to start form scratch before i can learn anything about physics, well thats what i have been lead to believe.

    any help or direction would be great

  5. Apr 28, 2012 #4
    Not much math is involved in software engineering (speaking from the Computer Science/Physics double major perspective). It is nice to know algorithms and how to implement your own algorithms but that is a luxury.
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