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I realize it's a very broad statement to say that I'm independently learning mathematics because I am definitely not learning all of mathematics. I am currently studying the calculus and of right now via M. Spivak and have also been consulting R. Courant's

I have zero formal education in the calculus or any other higher mathematics for that matter. I am now in my early twenties and beginning a "formal" learning of mathematics on my own. I was planning on finishing at least one of the aforementioned works on the calculus and then finish reading the following works regarding analysis. The books that I have planned on consulting regarding this endeavor are

When I'm finished with those works I am hoping that this will give me sufficient preparation to finish reading E. Bishop's

Regards,

EOB

*Differential and Integral Calculus, vol 1*.I have zero formal education in the calculus or any other higher mathematics for that matter. I am now in my early twenties and beginning a "formal" learning of mathematics on my own. I was planning on finishing at least one of the aforementioned works on the calculus and then finish reading the following works regarding analysis. The books that I have planned on consulting regarding this endeavor are

*Analysis 1 & 2*by Einar Hille and*Foundations of Modern Analysis*by Jean Dieudonne (I do have copies of all of the works that are listed in this query.)When I'm finished with those works I am hoping that this will give me sufficient preparation to finish reading E. Bishop's

*Foundations of Constructive Mathematics*and A.A. Markov's*The Theory of Algorithms*. Regarding all of the previously mentioned titles, I have read parts of them and I believe that I have been reading them in an "incorrect" order. I'm feeling overwhelmed as to whether or not my approach is "correct" because minus the works on the calculus alone, I comprehend very little of the other works listed. Thus far all of the aforementioned works have taxed my mental faculties to such an extent that I could no longer pursue the reading of some of them because I do not have the required background to understand much of the content contained within them and I do not want to develop a lack of appreciation of the information that these books contain if I were to continue reading them without really understanding what is being discussed. Any advice on how I should learn formal mathematics and whether the order in which I am currently studying in order to ultimately study constructive mathematics is the "right" way/a way that will allow for that goal to actualize will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time/thoughts/recommendations. :)Regards,

EOB