What are some books to help get me get started in mathematical techniques or more about topics written about here?

  1. Gilbert Strang, Linear Algebra. Linear Algebra (matrices and vectors) is the fundamental language for just about everything. Learn it.
  2. Andrew Lo, Adaptive Markets. Interesting reading from a thought leader on markets:
  3. Trevor Hastie, The Elements of Statistical Learning. Mathematical treatment of the statistics behind machine learning.
  4. What are some other good blogs on math & mathematical things?
    List of Math Blogs