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fischer

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Hi.

i'm an undergrad, and a beginner in maths.

i don't really know how other people study math ( i really don't since i haven't really asked anyone ), but typically when you see a new theorem, you try to prove it, right? now, I'm not talking about being able to correctly write down the proof in perfect detail, but you try to get the main idea, and write down how the proof might go, and then try to understand what the result would imply... (right?)

now, there are theorems that you "get" soon enough, but some have pretty original ideas and they take a while to get. my question is, if you are stuck - let's say for 3+ hours - trying to sketch the proof of the new theorem, what do you do?

do you just read the proof given? or do you put it away for a while to think about it again later?

i really don't know what to do when I'm stuck.

i'm studying all alone, btw.

thanks in advance.

i'm an undergrad, and a beginner in maths.

i don't really know how other people study math ( i really don't since i haven't really asked anyone ), but typically when you see a new theorem, you try to prove it, right? now, I'm not talking about being able to correctly write down the proof in perfect detail, but you try to get the main idea, and write down how the proof might go, and then try to understand what the result would imply... (right?)

now, there are theorems that you "get" soon enough, but some have pretty original ideas and they take a while to get. my question is, if you are stuck - let's say for 3+ hours - trying to sketch the proof of the new theorem, what do you do?

do you just read the proof given? or do you put it away for a while to think about it again later?

i really don't know what to do when I'm stuck.

i'm studying all alone, btw.

thanks in advance.

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