|Aug22-11, 01:23 PM||#1|
Study plan for Spivak's Calculus
The main textbook for my calculus course is much easier to grasp than Spivak's,
and I may be in risk of getting behind the class, as I take much more time in each subject when using spivak instead of the indicated book.
Then, I was thinking about solving all the exercises on spivak which have answers in the book (I think they're 1/2 of the total), and moving on to the next chapter's, to come back for all exercises if I find some free time.
Is it a good plan? Will I be able to understand the next chapters by doing only half of the exercises?
|Aug22-11, 01:41 PM||#2|
That said, exercises improve your intuiton and might give you examples, counterexamples, techniques, etc. that you wouldn't normally have. So while making exercises isn't necessary, it certainly has a lot of value. The more exercises you make, the more you understand what exactly is going on!
|Aug22-11, 11:11 PM||#3|
Thank you. I've always had some doubt about what is best, in relation to time spent and amount or learning: reading or exercising. I'd rather be able to read and learn, and apply the knowledge only when really necessary, instead of spending a lot of time exercising, but I'm coming to the conclusion that exercising is way better then reading and re-reading.
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