I am a computer science graduate and slacked my way through high school and college and don't have a solid understanding of the basic concepts in mathematics I also don't have the mathematical way of thinking. I am trying to build a product which requires understanding loads of theory, on the subject at hand. But whenever mathematics comes into the picture it goes above and over my head. This question will hopefully be useful to people like me in similar situations. I am willing to invest years to learn the basics right.
From the top of my head, i can think of the following areas that i have no familiarity
- Harmonic Numbers
- Infinite series
- Combinatorics,permutation and combination
- Set theory
- Discrete mathematics
- Matrices and determinants
If you know of any more fundamental areas that i missed out please do add it along with reference books for the same.