I want to know what the prerequisites are for fully grasping Fourier analysis, and some free pdfs and such to help me with it (no videos, actual paper I can print and read/ make exercises at school).
I am asking this because I remember that I asked my math teacher when I was 13 what the prereqs were for linear algebra and he gave me a really intimidating list involving advanced calculus and such, and I decided to just continue playing video games. Then last year (at 16) I decided I was competent enough at Halo and I just started doing linear algebra and it was really easy; I didn't need anything advanced at all, and anything I needed I just learned along the way. My teacher basically misinformed me.
So, will I need calculus? For some reason I dread having the selfstudy calculus, everything I already know about it bores me and it is just so much.