# [plt-scheme] Re: Math prerequisites for SICP

I am presently studying both htdp and sicp, they both complement each
other and
a course on cs offered at ucberk. has video lectures located at
acedemicearth.org. which focuses on sicp.
The concrete abstractions can be downloaded for free and i did browse
through parts
of the book but I believe that the 3 sources will lead to info
overload and will
dramatically slow the pace of learning. So my advice is to stick with
at most
2 references.
mike
On Feb 12, 2:52 am, Andrei Estioco <chadesti... at gmail.com> wrote:
>* How much math do I need to know to understand SICP? We used HtDP last
*>* semester (June-October '08) although we skipped the parts that required some
*>* actual math, especially calculus. We focused more on the "algorithm" aspect
*>* of the book.
*>*
*>* I've leafed through the first few pages of SICP and found out that it
*>* tackled the big O way earlier that HtDP. We touched big O lightly last
*>* semester. How much math do I need to understand this?
*>*
*>* We only started on calculus this semester (November '08 - March '09). As of
*>* this writing our current topic is the definite integral. Is that enough (for
*>* the big O and everything else SICP) ?
*>*
*>* Thanks,
*>*
*>* --
*>* Chad Estioco
*>* BS Computer Science
*>* University of the Philippines-Diliman
*>*
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