I already asked a question (Order of operations in rotation matrix notation.) about the order in which a particular equation is "processed" and now I need to generalise that and learn the rules of math notation. I can't find this sort of 'documentation' in any of my books or on the web.
In the "construction" equation in J.M.'s answer to Matrix for rotation around a vector, in what order does the equation get 'processed'?
Commentators on my first question seemed doubtful as to the ambiguity in mathematical notation that I seem to be experiencing and that parentheses are commonplace, yet I rarely see them used to denote processing priority, so its obviously implied (which is no good for the unwashed).
The main problem I have is that the sine function has a power-of 2 right after it, which throws my assumption that the very next symbol is what should be fed into the function.
Even though I've been programming since I was 8, I'm finding math almost as hard-going as anyone else and I feel that it is the compressive, symbolic syntax that's the problem.
Anyway, can anyone recommend a primer on reading math, rather like a programming language specification?