July 12th, 2017, 04:35 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2017 From: kenya Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Beginner
Hello guys, I am new here. My math education is very bad (here in Africa, our syllabus is not good), but today I stumbled upon a proof of the Euler's conjecture. I am really impressed by the symbols even though I can't make sense of them; they really intrigued my mind. For the first time in my life, I felt something deep, something universal. I want to devote my life to pure mathematics and not this dull applied math we are taught here, so can you give me any suggestions on the field itself and the materials to start my journey?
Last edited by skipjack; July 12th, 2017 at 07:41 AM. 
July 12th, 2017, 05:03 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,600 Thanks: 546 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 
Welcome.

July 12th, 2017, 05:15 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2017 From: kenya Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 
thanks

July 12th, 2017, 08:52 PM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2013 From: काठमाडौं, नेपाल Posts: 878 Thanks: 60 Math Focus: सामान्य गणित 
Welcome 
July 13th, 2017, 02:59 AM  #5  
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,119 Thanks: 710 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions  Quote:
I often recommend getting hold of a good textbook, but if that's difficult, it might be easier going to websites. There are plenty of maths websites and I'm sure there are people here that can recommend a particular website for you. If you get stuck on particular problems, you're always welcome to post your queries here Otherwise, the only advice I can give is to start with the simple stuff, not the crazyhard stuff, and do lots and lots of questions!  
July 13th, 2017, 08:04 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 From: Indonesia Posts: 1,998 Thanks: 132 Math Focus: Trigonometry  
August 2nd, 2017, 12:07 PM  #7  
Member Joined: Oct 2016 From: Arizona Posts: 63 Thanks: 15 Math Focus: Still deciding!  Quote:
I am looking forward to hearing about your journey and I'm so glad you found this forum! Welcome!  

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