Hello quantum enthusiasts,
Yesterday's session is now available on YouTube (see the link below). It was the last piece of advice before the Topology crash course starts on June 25. The key takeaways are:
Embrace abstraction i.e. take the abstraction red pill!:)
One step at a time approach to abstract concepts.
Build your own intuition of the abstract concepts.
Try do proofs by yourself before checking other people’s proofs.
If you struggle to understand a concept, cross reference different sources.
Try setup a study group where you can present proofs to each other.
Whenever you feel frustrated with abstraction, remember the following quote:
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
With this, I wish you a very happy weekend!