# Math related Programming Books

• 07-08-2003
curlious
Math related Programming Books
Does anyone know of any good Math books that also include some applications in programming. I am interested specificly in probability, triginometry and calculus.
• 07-08-2003
Nor
are you wanting to do games, encription, sales recoreds
• 07-08-2003
curlious
I am interested in fuzzy logic, 3D Rendering, and Physics related applications.
• 07-08-2003
Zach L.
Do a google search for "Numerical Recipes". Its one of the best books out there, in my opinion. The C and FORTRAN versions are also available free online (C++ version isn't though).
• 07-08-2003
Nor
fuzzy logic .. clueless

3D Rendering .. recomend one of my fav books. 3D terrain programming - trent polack

by Erwin Kreyszig is a good read but might not be what your looking for
• 07-08-2003
golfinguy4
In computers, things are either 1 or 0. In fuzzy logic, things can be in between, which is more realistic as things are rarely absolutely true or absolutely false.
• 07-08-2003
Perspective
here is one ive had my eye on for a while but havent picked up yet.

Im a math book...
• 07-09-2003
Cat
Quote:

Originally posted by golfinguy4
In computers, things are either 1 or 0. In fuzzy logic, things can be in between, which is more realistic as things are rarely absolutely true or absolutely false.
Reasonably accurate, although a little simplistic. In fuzzy logic, just like traditional logic, you define rules. E.g. let's say you had a simple climate control system. You start with three rules:

* If it's too hot, turn on the AC
* If it's just right, do nothing
* If it's too cold, turn on the heat.

In classical logic, these conditions would me mutually exclusive. E.g. the temperature would be either hot, just right, or cold. For example, say you set the bounds between "just right" and "hot" at 83 F. At 82, you're OK, but at 84 you're air conditioning full blast, and there's a sudden transition.

In fuzzy logic, your categories still exist, but your temperature can fall into more than one category at once. You might say that 75 degrees is 100% "just right", and 0% "too cold" and "too hot" (so you do nothing), while 83 degrees might be 75% "too hot", 25% "just right" and 0% "too cold" (you'd turn on the AC, but not at full power, because you're still 25% "just right"). In this way, you have smoother transitions from one category to another, and your response is often more ideal.