Top positive review
Brilliant and Precise
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
The book is the missing piece between books like Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach and the mathematics you require to take such an undertaking. The authors do assume very little prior knowledge from the reader, but it t is recommended that you've had exposure to some of the mathematical topics prior to reading the book. But don't let that stop you if you're a beginner: you'll have to make a few detours to grasp some terms and such. Having said that, a course on single variable calculus ought to be under your belt. That's basically the only prerequisite.
The explanations are clear, and the book is designed to bring clarity and lucidity onto the topics, not send the student on an endless pit of proofs and rigor.