Where to start self study of higher mathematics??? I am a student who just finished high school and i am gonna go to college this fall. I got like 7 months to shape up my maths and physics cuz my country got only 10 years of school. I wanna ask if i could self study on all the advanced topics like number theory and abstract algebra and differential equations juz by a handful of books and physicsforums and the web. Well, the main question i wanted to know is whether it is possible to learn higher mathematics juz by self studying. I have been giving it a shot for about 3 years now and the author juz jumps with the "it is obvious that" and so on. I dont know enough of maths to understand what the author says or i am too stupid. I hope no one laughs but i am asking for help out of despair and do forgive me if i posted it in the wrong place. Thanks.