As a programmer who hasn't had any higher mathematical training, I sometimes find mathematical equations described in books or online that I'd like to implement in my programs, but they have symbols in them that I'm unfamiliar with. Or they use symbols that I'm familiar with in an unfamiliar way. It's very frustrating, especially as I can't even tell what area of mathematics to start hunting for them in.
Right now, I'm trying to figure out this:
I've mostly figured out the actual equations shown there (the summation symbol wasn't too hard to find via Wikipedia, and I finally figured out that the big open-brace was a way of showing if-then equations), but I'm stuck on the two things in the initial paragraph. The first one, between "The cepstrum coefficients" and "can be estimated"... what do the "Q" and "q=0" mean in that? And in the one between "from the LPC coefficients" and "using a recursion procedure:", the "p" and "q=1"?