I’ve made a list of books that I’ve decided to study/re-study in the next few months (not necessarily in this order):
- Baby Rudin, 1-8 // Pugh, 1-5 (or more chapters if I want to go on multivariable analysis…)
- Munrkes, Topology (selection)
- Brezis, Functional analysis (selection)
- Dammit & Foote or MacLane, Groups (again… will it never stop?)
- Some introductory books on algebraic topology
I’m curious to see how my preferences will change over the next months….
After many years of hesitation, I finally decided to make a coming out:
serious mathematics is very difficult!
While mathematics has been very important both in my personal and professional life, I feel that I didn’t understand it enough.
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, then, I decided to start again from scratch (or almost).
I’m an assistant professor at UCB now and the time to review fundamental topics in mathematics is not so much anymore, given my professional duties (research, teaching, service to the community).
Anyway, I’m not in a rush and I think that it makes sense for me to do it. This blog is the journal of this journey.
Berkeley, March 2019.