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I'm currently a first year MathPhys student, and next year I have to decide my stream. I can pick a combination (pure) Mathematics,

- ACM, pure maths and stats. This will allow me to pursue any of these degrees, a joint honours between two of the subjects or MathSci.

- ACM, TP and Physics. This will allow me to pursue one of the degrees.I found the physics modules very bland and unsubstantial this year, so am leaning towards picking the first choice. I am however struggling currently with abstraction. It was introduced at the end of Linear Algebra in the context of vector spaces etc. and currently I am taking Real Analysis which I find very challenging. I am worried if I proceed into a mathematics course the level of abstraction and my ability to deal with it will become overwhelming and I simply will not be able to cope. Despite it being challenging, I find aspects of analysis interesting, such as Cardinality for example.

I think because I have never had to think in such a manner, there were no introduction abstraction or set courses and me not working hard enough this year has led me to this fear. Even if I had worked harder I still do not know if this would have allowed me to cross the conceptual gap over to the world of abstraction. I plan to spend some of the summer reviewing various aspects of analysis and abstract algebra with the aim of qeulling my fears, however I have to decide my subjects by July, so I am limited with time.

Has anyone on the forums ever had similar experiences with abstraction or more so University Mathematics in general? Any advice, suggestion or opinion would be most welcome; I am apprehensive to find some sort of potential solution to this problem.

**A**pplied &**C**omputationtal.**M**athematics, Statistics, MathSci, Physics,**T**heoretical**P**hysics or Physics with Astronomy & Space. Naturally there are restrictions, and I have narrowed it down to- ACM, pure maths and stats. This will allow me to pursue any of these degrees, a joint honours between two of the subjects or MathSci.

- ACM, TP and Physics. This will allow me to pursue one of the degrees.I found the physics modules very bland and unsubstantial this year, so am leaning towards picking the first choice. I am however struggling currently with abstraction. It was introduced at the end of Linear Algebra in the context of vector spaces etc. and currently I am taking Real Analysis which I find very challenging. I am worried if I proceed into a mathematics course the level of abstraction and my ability to deal with it will become overwhelming and I simply will not be able to cope. Despite it being challenging, I find aspects of analysis interesting, such as Cardinality for example.

I think because I have never had to think in such a manner, there were no introduction abstraction or set courses and me not working hard enough this year has led me to this fear. Even if I had worked harder I still do not know if this would have allowed me to cross the conceptual gap over to the world of abstraction. I plan to spend some of the summer reviewing various aspects of analysis and abstract algebra with the aim of qeulling my fears, however I have to decide my subjects by July, so I am limited with time.

Has anyone on the forums ever had similar experiences with abstraction or more so University Mathematics in general? Any advice, suggestion or opinion would be most welcome; I am apprehensive to find some sort of potential solution to this problem.

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