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Would I become a mathematician if I finished this textbook?

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would I become mathematician if I read and worked exercises of
INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS
(Erwin Kreyszig)
?
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I have been studying mathematics at my own, I am now probing which direction to go.

suggestion needed:
Please tell me any graduate level pure math book so I can make my self miserable for few month to see where I stand.

Thank you.
 

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would I become mathematician if I read and worked exercises of
INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS
(Erwin Kreyszig)
?
Well, that would be very admirable. But how would you know your answers are correct?

information:
I have been studying mathematics at my own, I am now probing which direction to go.

suggestion needed:
Please tell me any graduate level pure math book so I can make my self miserable for few month to see where I stand.

Thank you.
University and grad school in particular has the misery you seek. Any chance of that?

By working solo, one might consider oneself an amateur mathematician. That is simply a person who loves (but is perhaps not credentialed) the subject.

-Dave K
 
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Well, that would be very admirable. But how would you know your answers are correct?
I don't know..

So far my path has been like this:
if I am doing asthmatic right I know number reasonably ok.
if I am doing calculus that means my trig/limit and stuff is ok-ish
if I am doing analytic functions that means my complex no. are ok-ish
if I am doing ODEs that means my calculus is ok-ish
if I am doing norm space etc that means my linear space is ok-ish


University and grad school in particular has the misery you seek. Any chance of that?

By working solo, one might consider oneself an amateur mathematician. That is simply a person who loves (but is perhaps not credentialed) the subject.

-Dave K
I have not studied math after grad 10, I will see If I can work some thing.. GRE or some thing.. with long distance edu.

Thanks for your reply!!
 

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