C2_W1 do we have a task text book for NN

I am struggling with the following: Though I understand the material presented in lectures very well, I would like to practice all of the tasks more with metrics, analyzing cost function. gradient descent, and fit to what is right. Can any recommend a good tasks book for NN that I can go through and get more practical about building NN for simple cases? Labs are great, but not enough to make myself fluent in the topic.


If you want to practice there is a popular repository of datasets maintained by UCI that many stats courses use. UCI Machine Learning Repository There are also the Kaggle knowledge competitions. Kaggle Competitions