|aMathematics for machine learning|cMarc Peter Deisenroth, A. Aldo Faisal, Cheng Soon Ong.
|aCambridge|aNew York, NY|bCambridge University Press|c2020.
|axvii, 371 p.|bill.|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction and motivation -- Linear algebra -- Analytic geometry -- Matrix decompositions -- Vector calculus -- Probability and distribution -- Continuous optimization -- When models meet data -- Linear regression -- Dimensionality reduction with principal component analysis -- Density estimation with Gaussian mixture models -- Classification with support vector machines.
|a"The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability, and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook bridges the gap between mathematical and machine learning texts, introducing the mathematical concepts with a minimum of prerequisites. It uses these concepts to derive four central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models, and support vector machines. For students and others with a mathematical background, these derivations provide a starting point to machine learning texts. For those learning the mathematics for the first time, the methods help build intuition and practical experience with applying mathematical concepts"--|cProvided by publisher.