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February 7th, 2019, 08:31 AM   #11
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Then it seems the things that are hard to read are conscious decisions of yours. Too bad, since that means your work will remain inaccessible for me.
Want to know for whom my book is inaccessible: Are you undergraduate, graduate, PhD, etc.? What is your specialization?
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Then it seems the things that are hard to read are conscious decisions of yours. Too bad, since that means your work will remain inaccessible for me.
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.
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February 7th, 2019, 08:37 AM   #13
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Want to know for whom my book is inaccessible: Are you undergraduate, graduate, PhD, etc.? What is your specialization?
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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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.
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February 8th, 2019, 08:34 AM   #15
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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".
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.
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February 8th, 2019, 08:54 AM   #16
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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.
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.
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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.
Anyway, where (which chapter, and could you also provide more exact location) is the start where my book becomes "unpleasant" to you? I want to see examples to think how to improve it.
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