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Is the main thing to do as many solid examples as possible?

So the only way to understand the abstract it is to think concrete then generalise?

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Is the main thing to do as many solid examples as possible?

So the only way to understand the abstract it is to think concrete then generalise?

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what kind of abstract algebra? does that mean Group Theory and Representation theory?

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As Von Neumann once said, you don't understand it, you just get used to it :).

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That's a very nice quote, possibly my favourite in mathematics as it is not only pleasant but useful.As Von Neumann once said, you don't understand it, you just get used to it :).

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So how do you get used to abstract maths? By constructing as many concrete examples as possible?

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I had abstract maths in general on my mind but I am mostly interested in abstract algebra mainly rings and groups at the moment.what kind of abstract algebra? does that mean Group Theory and Representation theory?

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What are the steps after the definitions are known well?

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You said it. Do some math.

What are the steps after the definitions are known well?

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Pure mathematics flows my friend in the eternal closure of definition, proposition and proof.

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I thought Terry is on the concrete of abstract maths if that makes sense. i.e His speciality is in analysis and combinatorics which may be more concrete then some of the other branches in algebra or topology.

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