A while ago I started this thread. I was asking about how I can take kurtosis into account when constructing confidence intervals etc. After looking into this further, I came by this (PDF) paper. The trouble is I have no idea how to work with those equations.

So I want to learn more about Math in general and I am quite interested in Calculus and Statistics. The problem is universities cost an arm and a leg and I need to do this in my spare time.

So I need to detemrine what books/resources and in what order I need to study to fully understand every part of that paper and also to cover other interesting areas of calculus and stats and possibly some other areas of Math you think I would find interesting.

I am familiar with basic calculus and I would say an intermediate level of stats (multiple regression/ANNOVA etc).

I have searched amazon for books on calculus and stats but they seem to be things like “Calculus for dummies” and I found one called “Advanced Statistics” that didn’t seem very advanced.

So are there any Math geeks who can give me advice on what to read and in what order?