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If you'll find some free time, here are some most basic things that would allow deeper insight into murky depths of computation related math.So first,Boolean_algebra.Actually all should start from pre ...

If you'll find some free time, here are some most basic things that would allow deeper insight into murky depths of computation related math.

So first, Boolean_algebra.
Actually all should start from predicate logic, but we aren't on uni and understanding of base Boolean logical operations is the only thing to deal with later.

I just wanted to say jokingly what I usually say, that all should start from reading Principia Mathematica by Russel. Which is cruel - see this page. It's the end of 300+ pages long proof.

I actually read it only partialy as a curiosity, as Gödel and Turing later shown that this book is only partially true (but is still true in most parts). But it's a joke to offer it as a starter, joke that math guys understand and it's funny to them, but only to them. So good that I abstained from suggesting you to read it first :).

So, start from Boolean logic. Just get basics. While it may seem odd, only basics are needed to get most operations that come later. Actually one can potentially build a fully fledged computer using only 3 logical operators and unary number system.

After Boolean logic, get in touch with binary and negative binary number systems. It's again useful. When you finish the above - we'll head toward basic cryptography.

To read more for relax - Hidden variable theory. Wiki here is a poor source, but good as starter.

Also worth reading- 'Art of war by Sun Tzu'
Have you heard about Sun Tzu and his impressive test?

He was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China.

His work of military strategy - 'Art of War'- had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

Below is the fragment of his book:

'May I submit your theory of managing soldiers to a slight test?'
Sun Tzu replied: 'You may.'
Ho Lu asked: 'May the test be applied to women?
The answer was again in the affirmative, so arrangements were made to bring 180 ladies out of the Palace. Sun Tzu divided them into two companies, and placed one of the Kings favorite concubines at the head of each. He then bade them all take spears in their hands, and addressed them thus: 'I presume you know the difference between front and back, right hand and left hand?'
The girls replied: Yes.
Sun Tzu went on: When I say 'Eyes front', you must look straight ahead. When I say 'Left turn', you must face towards your left hand. When I say 'Right turn', you must face towards your right hand. When I say 'About turn', you must face right round towards your back.
Again the girls assented. The words of command having been thus explained, he set up the halberds and battle-axes in order to begin the drill. Then, to the sound of drums, he gave the order 'Right turn'.
But the girls only burst out laughing.
Sun Tzu said: 'If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame'.
So he started drilling them again, and this time gave the order 'Left turn', whereupon the girls once more burst into fits of laughter.
Sun Tzu: 'If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders are clear, and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers'.
So saying, he ordered the leaders of the two companies to be beheaded.
Now the king of Wu was watching the scene from the top of a raised pavilion; and when he saw that his favorite concubines were about to be executed, he was greatly alarmed and hurriedly sent down the following message: 'We are now quite satisfied as to our general's ability to handle troops. If We are bereft of these two concubines, our meat and drink will lose their savor. It is our wish that they shall not be beheaded'.
Sun Tzu replied: 'Having once received His Majesty's commission to be the general of his forces, there are certain commands of His Majesty which, acting in that capacity, I am unable to accept'.
Accordingly, he had the two leaders beheaded, and straightway installed the pair next in order as leaders in their place. When this had been done, the drum was sounded for the drill once more; and the girls went through all the evolutions, turning to the right or to the left, marching ahead or wheeling back, kneeling or standing, with perfect accuracy and precision, not venturing to utter a sound.
Then Sun Tzu sent a messenger to the King saying: 'Your soldiers, Sire, are now properly drilled and disciplined, and ready for your majesty's inspection. They can be put to any use that their sovereign may desire; bid them go through fire and water, and they will not disobey'.
But the King replied: 'Let our general cease drilling and return to camp. As for us, We have no wish to come down and inspect the troops'.
Thereupon Sun Tzu said: 'The King is only fond of words, and cannot translate them into deeds'.
After that, Ho Lu saw that Sun Tzu was one who knew how to handle an army, and finally appointed him general.

Author : Mastudio






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