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Just slightly burned out reading this Quantum group book

  1. Sep 16, 2008 #1
    Errr... I have gotten into a graduate level course about groups. It might've been a bad decision but I felt I'm up for the challenge. I gotta read some crazy material and write a paper on it as my final grade (3 months to go). I'm currently reading this Quantum Group stuff.

    Sounds interesting... but my brain has just taken too much information and I cannot really do anything right now. That thing is so abstract that I cannot think of a good example to gain intuitions... Crazy Hopf Algebras! Who exactly thought of those things?! Well, I guess Hopf.. who knows!

    Anyway, it's not that I don't enjoy what I'm doing... I'm just too tired today and needed a place to rant.

    Has anyone ever felt the same way? (i'm pretty sure everyone of us has)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
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  3. Sep 16, 2008 #2
    I sort of feel like that after reading your thread. Maybe it rubbed off on me...
  4. Sep 16, 2008 #3
    Many abstract concepts look completely intractable at first glance. Just give it some time and keep working at it.
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