I am a programmer/analyst with limited (and pretty rusty) knowledge of math.
"Just for the heck of it" I have decided to try my hand at Stanford's introductory course on Artificial Intelligence and according to their course description:
A solid understanding of probability and linear algebra will be required.
Can someone please point me to concise introductory texts on these two topics? I don't know if what I'd like even exists (i.e. is there anything like "Linear Algebra for dummies"?) but my main requisites would be:
- Concise, as in "I doubt I can go through a 500 pages book"
- Easy to approach (If the book itself has its own list of prerequisites, I doubt I can make much use of it, either).
I can't be much more specific than this (the course introduction doesn't tell much more, unless they have recently updated it).
Thanks in advance!