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Learn You Some Algebras for Glorious Good!

This is a math book. We aim to take a logically rigorous, yet informal approach to math.

The title (and content) is inspired by Miran Lipovača's Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!. LYAH is unfortunately a bit out of date, so I don't recommend it for Haskell. I instead recommend bitemyapp's guide.

This project is not affiliated with Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! or Fred Hébert's Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!.

I have observed that most math (and science) books nowadays seem to take an approach wherein it's more important to keep an academic tone than it is for the reader to understand the material, and, more importantly, enjoy reading the book. We take the opposite approach. We want to create a book that is fun to read, easy to understand, while still addressing the more advanced concepts in math.

If you like chatting on IRC, come see us in #lysa on FreeNode. If you don't know what IRC is, or you don't have a client set up, you can connect through FreeNode's webchat. You can email me (pharpend) at peter@harpending.org. I'm pharpend in the channel.

If you have any questions about LYSA (or math), feel free to ask in the channel, or in the issue tracker.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome and needed. Please see the contributing guide first.

(I'm sorry, I know how much of a pain they are).

License

LYSA and this website are both licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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