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I'm currently reading Book of Proof, what should I read after this? My end goal is to be proficient in applied math/ physics.

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I'm currently reading Book of Proof, what should I read after this? My end goal is to be proficient in applied math/ physics.

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A good start would be a proof based linear algebra brook.

You can try Spivak Calculus.

You can maybe learn some intro number theory.

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Since you wAnt to do applied math, I think Apostol calculus would be better, than Spivak.

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A good start would be a proof based linear algebra brook.

You can try Spivak Calculus.

You can maybe learn some intro number theory.

I've taken a linear algebra course but it is literally just learning to do matrix operations and had laughable proofs. The "application" problems are laughable too, just plug in chug type problems. No real thought going on. Would you be able to recommend me a book?

By the way, would I be ready for Apostol's calculus book, if I have only read the Book of Proof by Hammack, and have taken basic calculus 1-3 in the shitte American education system?

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And you're sure that you've mastered this basic stuff?I've taken a linear algebra course but it is literally just learning to do matrix operations and had laughable proofs. The "application" problems are laughable too, just plug in chug type problems.

Have you tried Linear Algebra Done Right or Linear Algebra Done Wrong?Would you be able to recommend me a book?

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Both are good, and it doesn't hurt to try.

If you read Book of Proofs, I read it, and I think it's a good book with challenging exercises, then you should be ready.

But when you say reading. Did try to prove why such and such is true. Do you understand the different proof methods. Relations? What does it mean to have an equivalence relation. Definition of a partition, equivalence classes. How the collection of all the equivalence classes forms a partition on a set.

What about the function chapter?

What a function is. Definition of image and inverse image etc.

Can you do most of the problems without looking at the solutions?

If yes.

Then a good first book in linear algebra would be Friedberg, Insel,Spence: Linear Algebra.

Axles is good. But it can be a little difficult if you are not used to proof theorem. Even if you can't fully understand it, I think it's worth having it on your bookshelf.

A nice book that is gentle but well written: Pinter: A book on Abstract Algebra. I'm reading this book for preparation for my algebra course. I like it. I also read his set theory book.

You can also try your hand at geometry. Kisselev Planimetry, Moise geometry. Good way to practice proof writing on things you seen before...

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Thank you MidgetDwarf. Great reply bro I appreciate it.

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Thank you MidgetDwarf. Great reply bro I appreciate it.

No problem. I also have hw exercises from the intro proof class I took. Some of the problems are quite challenging. Pm your email if you are interested.

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