@Evil I just want to kind of break into TCS research. The purpose is for a project in order to produce something substantial. I know the basics of advanced mathematics; as in, some combinatorics, how to prove things, and some basic number theory.
I'm reading sipsers and Ullman's respective texts right now, but I was wondering if someone could give me more personalized advice.
I want to try to get my foundation knowledge as quick as possible
I apologize if these questions are a bit annoying, but right now I have Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics planned for this semster; however, I'm thinking of switching the statistics out with number theory and differing it.
@anon hi welcome to the site/ chat. research is usually very personalized & connects with your own strengths/ interests. so what are they? TCS is very broad now. for ideas try browsing this eg via the sections, can reply on questions on it etc vzn1.wordpress.com
you mention number-theory. have seen a few undergrad senior papers on eg the collatz conjecture & theres a lot on the site wrt that