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comment How should a theoretical physicist study maths?
You are right.Some theorems can be intuitively clear but their proofs requires pages :) I usually skip them unless there are some ideas in the proof that are interesting and can be used in other problems.
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comment How should a theoretical physicist study maths?
Great answer! thanks. I've a question what if I want to apply what I read in math books to interesting problems in physics (e.g While reading math book on algebraic topology where should I go to apply the ideas I learn in condensed matter theory for example? Or apply differential geometry ideas to D-branes ,Ads spacetime etc without necessarily having the required physics background (String theory, QFT)I know QM,electrodynamics,CM and in QFT canonical quantization and S-matrix stuff but nothing in QED
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comment How should a theoretical physicist study maths?
I intend to do string theory
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comment How should a theoretical physicist study maths?
But learning how to prove theorems is essential to understand the theorem and how one can apply it to various problems
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