Understanding Mathematics by Peter Alfeld, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah

Do you feel that the amount of material in any math course is so overwhelming that you (or anybody else) could not possibly absorb it?

It only looks so overwhelming because there is a lot of clutter in a textbook. Writers of textbooks want to cover everything, and they feel obligated to supply routine exercises. The lectures should cut past the clutter and focus on the the underlying principles, which are most important. Once you understand those you can move around in the subject at ease.

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