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ktheo

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Pre-calc

Calc 1-2

Linear Algebra

Advanced Applied Linear Algebra

so the concept of abstraction is very new to me; I find that I don't understand much in class when I leave and at times I don't even want to study it frustrates me so much. The book is Keith Nicholson's Introduction to Abstract Algebra. The teacher is known to be VERY good, which makes me feel worse because it's not getting through to me very easily... and in class he'll say things like "I'm sorry we have to go through this I know most of you know this part or that part etc..."

We just began groups after doing injection/surjection/bijection and equivalence relations, which I could explain to you, but never solve a question in practice about the equivalence relations. Anyone else feel like this? Is it just like other forms of math where I need to grind through problem after problem? I've always been self conscious about my mathematical abilities so maybe I'm blowing it out of proportion...

This is an example of the things I am still struggling with, 3 weeks into algebra structures...

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=4242782#post4242782