Introductory Maths Resources for
Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning
The topics that you will need to have some understanding of are
- Vectors and matrices
- Differential calculus, up to partial differentiation
- Basic probability (discrete and continuous probability distributions)
The material mentioned above is covered in many mathematics texts.
I mention some common Engineering Maths texts below which have
appropriate coverage, but there are many, many more
- Engineering Mathematics: Programmes and Problems.
K. A. Stroud, Macmillan, 4th edition, 1995. Available in Main library
(short loan), Robertson and JCM libraries.
- Mathematics for Engineers: A Modern Interactive Approach.
A. Croft and R. Davison, Addison Wesley, 1999.
Almost all of what I know about web-based mathematics resources is
derived from the
I have focussed on web-based resources.
Engineering Pre-sessional Mathematics Refresher Programme from Loughborough University. Has refresher material on arithmetic and algebra,
trigonometry, common engineering functions, differentiation
integration. Has exercises.
MathHelp material. A series of "notebooks". 1st level modules include
differentiation and vectors. Second level modules include partial
differentiation, matrices and probability. Some exercises (with answers),
although the ExitQuizes are not enabled.
Interactive Exercises on Matrix Algebra. Only as far as
Basic Computing with Vectors and Matrices.
- MATH-abundance A number
of tutorials on mathematical topics (e.g vectors, matrices,
the derivative), worked problems and links to other tutorials
Please let me know of any
resources (printed or web-based) that you find helpful that are not mentioned
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