well, so far i think ive found a new best friend for creating music (pure data,
believe it or not, ive gathered from intense digging and plain old intuition that pure data likes to use mathematics.
the problem is, i dont.
i have never been good at math. my times table looks like a derelict, it takes me a half an hour to do long division, and i never got past high school algebra. part of it was my own fault, and part of it was that i never felt comfortable with my instructors over the years. a lot of times i feel like they just told me to do this this and that, and never "why" (which i need, in order to understand a concept).
anyway, enough about my life story, on with the question.
how about some recommendations for learning mathematics? i think i would learn much more easily with words than formulae, as i understand abstract concepts (geometry actually comes very naturally to me).
a bit of direction, i would mainly like to learn mathematics to help me better understand physics (contemporary), and also to get me to a higher level of using pure data.
thanks for any information, and sorry for my chemistry-driven post-o-rama of incredibly meaningless density.