How to self study analysis. Part I: Intro analysis - Comments

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As a followup to my previous post, a while back I reached out to Ethan Bloch about his book and he had this to say (super helpful guy btw):

> "As for Dedekind Cuts, that is indeed a very heavy duty topic, and is more
> tedious and technical than a lot of other parts of the book. In truth, when
> I teach our standard real analysis course, I start with Chapter 2, skipping
> the Dedekind Cuts entirely. The only reason to do Dedekind Cuts is if
> someone has a particular interest in that subject, or if someone has
> already seen some real analysis, or the like. The reason the Dedekind Cuts
> are at the start of the book is because logically that is where they
> belong, though pedagogically it isn’t the most user-friendly place to start."

He also suggested that students who find proofs challenging at first will often benefit from doing an intro abstract algebra course prior to diving into real analysis. As luck would have it @micromass has an excellent guide for that: https://www.physicsforums.com/insights/self-study-algebra-part-ii-abstract-algebra
 

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