Hi guys, I wanted some feedback from people more experienced than I. First some background, my current research area is in physics/theoretical neurosci. I'm fairly solid with maths however, I probably didn't take as many undergrad courses as I should have especially the more 'pure' stuff. Having said that, i'm very keen to pick up a lot of it on my own. The biggest issue i'm having is that dependent on the txtbook i use some of the books seem very sparing when explaining concepts (adv. undergrad/grad level books) which is understandable. It some times takes me a long time just to work through a couple of theorems; though I find the results very beautiful and interesting due to time restrictions I never quite feel its worth the investment to then spend more time hacking my way through some problems. I know that doing problems helps to consolidate info- my biggest gripe is that even if i spent another hour or two doing problems it would drastically slow down what is already a snail's pace crawl through the text; furthermore with a lot of other research to accomplish I'm not sure if its worth the investment in time. I should also point out much of the maths i'm talking about here is not directly relevant to my research... yet. I just want to be more comfortable with a broad areas of maths so I don't hit a brickwall one day while doing research and left scratching my head- not to mention its really interesting in its own right. If anyone else has resolved this problem all advice would be appreciated!