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February 7th, 2019, 07:31 AM  #11 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: Israel Posts: 20 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: general topology  Want to know for whom my book is inaccessible: Are you undergraduate, graduate, PhD, etc.? What is your specialization?

February 7th, 2019, 07:33 AM  #12 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: Israel Posts: 20 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: general topology  Maybe it makes sense to read my book skipping all the proofs? Some proofs contain important ideas, but most don't. The important thing are definitions.

February 7th, 2019, 07:37 AM  #13 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 784 Thanks: 280  I'm a PhD in categorical topology It seems like I should be exactly the audience for your book. But apparently I'm not. My specialization is why I find the topic so intriguing, but the look at the writing makes me think "why bother".
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February 7th, 2019, 09:12 AM  #14 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: Israel Posts: 20 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: general topology 
Excuse me, you have not answered my questions where exactly you start to encounter hardships in my book. I want to see a particular example of hardships.

February 8th, 2019, 07:34 AM  #15 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: Israel Posts: 20 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: general topology  Sorry, again: Excuse me, you have not answered my questions where exactly you start to encounter hardships in my book. I want to see a particular example of hardships.

February 8th, 2019, 07:54 AM  #16 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 784 Thanks: 280  It's not hardships. The book is as "easy" to read as most other math books. It's just very unpleasant to read. There is no motivations given at all. Never is anything given why I should care about a particular definition or theorem. etc. It's just a list of unmotivated theorems.

February 8th, 2019, 09:23 AM  #17  
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: Israel Posts: 20 Thanks: 2 Math Focus: general topology  Quote:
 

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