# Building with Neurons

Coding the smallest possible neural network

and explaining the math that makes it work.

- Download Chapter 1 & 2

or read online chapter 1, chapter 2

Coding the smallest possible neural network

and explaining the math that makes it work.

- Download Chapter 1 & 2

or read online chapter 1, chapter 2

- The Simplest Neural Network
- Feed Forward
- Calculating Error
- Single Neuron Backpropagation

- Mean Squared Error
- Generalizing Error Functions
- Error vs Neuron

- Bias
- Activation Functions
- More Backpropagation

- Multiple Serial Neurons
- Multiple Parallel Neurons
- Multiple Neuron Backpropagation

- Layered Neural Networks
- Linear Algebra Optimizations

- Verifying Our Network In Tensorflow

In Chapter 1, you build the smallest possible neural network alongside clear explanations for the math that makes it work.

Derive the formulas that make neural networks work and translate them into code. No shortcuts; all of the math is here and easy to follow.

Separate the required building blocks of neural networks from the optimizations that make them scale.

As I was first learning neural networking, I struggled to separate the math that's *required*

with the math that's an *optimization*. This book is a concise yet comprehensive explanation

of the math behind neural networking alongside its matching code.

- Adam Wulf