The Art of Computer Programming
I'm a beginning programmer and I want to try this book. I'm a physics student with extra mathematics in my curriculum. Understanding the math should be a challenge, but not an unconquerable one.
I've studied Python for a month in college, and I fell in love with programming. I'm currently learning C++ because I wanted something more low-level. Then I stumbled upon this series, which I have in my possession now. But I'm lost...
The MIX computer and the MIX Assembly Language that are used throughout the book are imaginary! How am I to study all the examples in an imaginary language??
I'm well willing to learn assembly language; I would love to come as close as possible to the 0's and 1's that the computer speaks. But I need directions right as to what to do concretely to get into studying this book.
Many thanks in advance!