First post, I'll try to make it clear and concise. I've been spending the past few weeks watching all sorts of space and science documentaries and it's ignited my eagerness to learn more about these subjects. I've begun to search the web in all sorts of science topics and any deep learning will require a solid understanding of math.
This leads me to problem, I don't know where to begin. How does one begin to learn about a subject without knowing a pre-requisite or requirement... I've had this problem my entire life. I work in IT and a couple of years ago enrolled in cs. I completed 2 years worth and quit because I started to get interested in ee. After some self studying in ee, I found I was interested in physics. Soon though I got discouraged because I found I was in this loop of being interested in the whys and the foundation. How does one begin to get a better understanding of a topic without knowing the underlying why?
Which brings me to this forum. Im always finding that the whys Im trying to figure out always have a basis in math. Although I have no advanced studies, I have always been interested in the topic. I just worry that my main interests are in computing and sciences, Ive come to this realization too late in life and to develop any real knowledge in the topic, I will need real knowledge with math. So now I need to start learning the core of math and building upon that, I just worry I will get discouraged and lose sight. I worry about topics that are used as building blocks but I do not see the applications for. I worry about not understanding math but wanting to understand space or electronics or anything else
I worry about where to begin I guess. Anyway, its 3 am and I have been spending the past few weeks wanting to be a true academic and not knowing how I should go about doing so. Im in my 30s with a full time job and would love to start.
Thanks for reading my ramblings and sorry for the writing, Ive been using me phone.