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Do I need to learn matrix pointers in order to understand linked list in order to understand mit course

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I am doing self study
I am have done php and wanted to learn mit course to learn computer science instead of programming.

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00sc-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-spring-2011/unit-1/lecture-6-recursion/
recommended in further study: linked list:
http://beastie.cs.ua.edu/cs150/book/index_16.html

I did not understand linked list which may not even be required to learn the mit computer science course; linked list is 'further study'

So I watched
Introduction to linked list
In this lesson, we have described linked list data structure. We have analyzed our limitations with array data structure and tried to understand the need for linked list.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NobHlGUjV3g
This video about linked list allows me to understand pointers and references much better

But it is recommended by the author to watch the entire pointer lesson


Pointers in C/C++
Pointers is one concept that does not go well with beginners. In this series of videos, we will try to demystify pointers.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2_aWCzGMAwLZp6LMUKI3cc7pgGsasm2_

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/C/Q_28504452.html
The hardest part of C, IMO, is pointers and multidimensional pointers.

So I am learning matrix of pointers which I do not understand.



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