Do I need strong mathematical bases to work in the memory subsystem?
Ruben Safir
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Oct 2 21:47:42 EDT 2019
On 9/30/19 1:06 AM, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Sep 2019 17:48:43 -0500, CRISTIAN ANDRES VARGAS GONZALEZ said:
>
>> Hello good morning, to be developed from the kernel do I need to have good
>> math bases? I want to help in the ram memory subsystem and I have that
>> doubt thank you.
> Depends what you mean by "strong math basics". You'll *definitely* need to
> understand decimal/hexadecimal/binary/octal and how to convert between
> them. Understanding algebra is useful.
>
> If you've had some intro to complexity theory so you understand why an O(N^2)
> algorithm is usually worse than one that's O(N log N), that helps. Also,
> knowing enough computing theory to understand what a finite state machine is,
> and why to use one, and how to write code to implement one, is useful.
>
> You *probably* don't need calculus or deep number theory or a lot of other
> pure math.
I've heard this for years and when I went back for my PhD and Masters
degree in comp sci, I found out, low and behold, this is just not true.
If you hope to do anything that is not elementry, you need serious math
for the algorithms, not to mention to complete the jobs being done.
Knowing math is the real key to unlocking to potential of the power of
computational mathmatics.
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