Self Taught Abstract Mathematics Course?? Good evening everyone! I would like to know if anyone has any recommendations for a self-teaching course in abstract mathematics. I have attempted to teach myself abstract algebra and linear algebra but for some reason I cannot find the discipline to stick with the topic. I find this strange because I have taught myself other subjects related to fluid mechanics and thermodynamics with little difficulty. In general, I find that I have pretty good intuition for understanding mathematical concepts, but I cannot motivate myself to sit down and do the proofs rigorously; I tend get bored. Perhaps there is a strategy or a mindset for learning mathematics outside the classroom which I have yet to learn. Thoughts?