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Introduction

In my time on the Internet, I've come across several instructional websites that are extremely straightforward in their presentation of material, and often maintain a sense of humor and self-awareness throughout. These tutorials, while usually isolated works, have proven invaluable to me.

Additionally, I've observed that for most topics there are few, if any, guides that facilitate first-principles approaches to learning.

Finally, there is not, as far as I know, a comprehensive guide to learning just about anything using freely available resources.

To that end, I present the Zencyclopedia, a categorized list of resources to assist in the learning of any subject from first principles. The name is a portmanteau of the Japanese word 全 (pronounced "zen"), meaning "all" or "everything," and the English word "encyclopedia."

The versioning of this document is handled using Git.

I expect there to be an initial skew towards fields I am familiar with or particularly interested in, but hopefully, with community effort, that bias can be corrected.

Sid Mani
admin@zencyclopedia.org

Contributing

Contributions are handled via pull requests to the Github repository.

License

The Zencyclopedia is released under the terms of the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.