Doing well in 2nd year but math is killing me. I've never been exposed to a course that is so theoretical. Its a multivariable course which emphasizes theorems and proofs. The proofs are a pain to work through, but I do understand the majority of them after several re-reads. I think there is a total of 3 I dont grasp.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now the problem lies in the questions. Aside from the very few direct computational ones, I cannot answer any of the "Show that" or "prove that" ones. This usually ends up in me reading the solutions, then re-attempting the problem from scratch. The topological notations are also very technical and are its hard to develop an intuitive feel. The notatation is strange and there are virtually no diagrams to learn from.

I invest hours into this course but its not getting easier. My first assignment was a disaster, although its worth a tiny portion.

So my question is. Do I stay in the course? I really want to understand math but I don't know if all this theory is how I imagined it. Sometimes I sit at the book for like 5 hours per sitting. And I still can't answer most of the questions. Does one develop a "feel" for these questions after a while? Or do you need to develop them as a child? Its a year course so I don't mind staying for a while even if it means I end up with a B. But if it only builds from what I have a weak understanding of to begin with, I really cant risk a low mark. Then again, I really dont want to drop.

If you suggest I stay, can you please give me some advice as to how to solve Show that problems? I've been reading proofs and theorems for a month now and it hasnt helped.

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