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Questions about how someone learns on their his or her own, outside of traditional classroom environments.

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Some math courses will have: simple applications in physics, simple applications in economics, simple applications in biology, simple applications in engineering, and so on. Beginning calculus, or di …
answered Jun 7 '18 by Gerald Edgar
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Certainly someone your age (or even much older) can learn Calculus, even get a degree in mathematics. And get a good job afterward. That "young man's game' quote refers to doing mathematical researc …
answered Feb 2 '17 by Gerald Edgar
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It is a mistake to think that one learning method is best for all students. There may be some students who learn more by self-study. There may be other students who learn more when taking a structur …
answered Oct 17 '17 by Gerald Edgar
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The text says it is designed for a 14-week semester. With an instructor, we could guess that means 3 hours a week of class and 6 hours a week of additional work ( = 126 hours?). I cannot say whether …
answered Jan 8 by Gerald Edgar
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Another place to look around for resources would be The Art of Problem Solving
answered Jan 4 '15 by Gerald Edgar
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For complex variables, there is the famous "visual" book Tristan Needham, Visual Complex Analysis
answered Jan 12 '15 by Gerald Edgar
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Back in my student days I found that: Studying my favorite subjects could be done in almost any setting, regardless of distractions. But to study less favorite subjects I had to be a a quiet place wi …
answered Jan 14 by Gerald Edgar