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#1 2020-03-18 22:49:24

666 bro
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Reading text books

How would I develop habit of reading  textbooks for learning new concepts in mathematics?

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#2 2020-03-22 01:43:31

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Re: Reading text books

I often read a lot of different textbooks for the same topic/concept. Some textbooks are easier to read than others. You have to find the book that suits your style and maturity.

It's a good idea to have access to a library where they have a lot of math books.

Is there some more specific advice that you wanted?


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#3 2020-04-02 05:47:24

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Re: Reading text books

Sorry, I missed your post somehow. Is there something specific you are trying to learn?


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#4 2020-04-02 14:50:28

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Re: Reading text books

Generally speaking, any theorem. For example sandwich theorem?


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#5 2020-04-04 05:17:41

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Re: Reading text books

Hi;

Learning random theorems is not very entertaining or illuminating. I think a better way to learn things is to learn a theory instead.

Since you mention the Sandwich Theorem, how about trying to learn some introductory Analysis? I recommend the book "Understanding Analysis" by Stephen Abott.


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