A few mathematical study skills... Reading Definitions

by Ashley Reiter Ahlin

Nearly everyone knows (or thinks they know) how to read a novel, but reading a math book is quite a different thing. To begin with, there are all these definitions! And it's not always clear why one would care to know about these things being defined. So what should you do when you read a definition?

Ask yourself (or the book) a few questions:

Let's apply this to an example, abelian groups:

Reading Mathematical Theorems

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