Hello, Just finished high school and will enroll in a college with a top math program this year, and I'm from a pretty mathy country. A few words about my mathematical tastes: my favorite branch is number theory, but I also like enumerative combinatorics, all kinds of algebra that I've studied(linear and abstract included), and some Euclidean geometry. I did mostly elementary, HS olympiad NT, but I'm pretty advanced in it(I use things like Dirichlet's theorem, Zsigmondy's theorem, Mobius inversion etc.) More often than not, I can solve number theory IMO problems pretty fast(though I never went to the IMO), and I also occasionally solve IMO-level combinatorics problems. I had a quite precocious aptitude for arithmetic, and I had some excellent results in national math contests, but my passion for math was pretty on-and-off before high school. During math contests in my recent years, I also happened to rediscover some formulas(in discrete math) that more advanced math people failed to find. However, despite studying it for almost 2 years, I find little pleasure in doing calculus. The issue I have with calculus is that it doesn't arouse my curiosity. Questions like: is that function continuous? what is the limit? does such a function exist? simply don't inspire me. I also never cared much for graphic representations of functions. Also, I find point-set topology as tiresome. Sometimes, the more difficult proofs seem very artificial to me, and I occasionally do not understand how some people can solve serious problems(not talking about homework here) in real analysis. There were some things that I enjoyed learning(like Taylor series), but I hardly remember an analysis problem that really made me want to solve it for pure fun. So, I ideally want to become a researcher in math, but want to use very little calculus. Is this even possible? Of course, I know that I will need to take MV Calculus, Real&Complex Analysis in order to major in math, and then take analysis and topology if I do enroll into a math PhD program(or possibly earlier). Without being passionate about analysis, is there a chance I could grasp the analysis material and then concentrate on non-continuous mathematics? I also have to mention that I had to learn almost all the math I know entirely on my own, and maybe that explains some of my difficulties with calculus/analysis/topology(calculus is certainly tougher than algebra and NT, and apparently, my Calculus teacher liked Calculus as much as I did). From your experience, is there a chance that an excellent teacher will be able to make me enjoy analysis? However, if you think that not finding calculus interesting after 2 years of study is a sign that I should not do math, I'd like to hear your suggestions about what else I could study. I pretty much can't see myself doing anything but science, but I'm open to other suggestions too.