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Difficulty of learning mathematics

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[https://files.vipulnaik.com/math-196/linearalgebrabeware.pdf Vipul Naik]: "While linear algebra lacks any ''single'' compelling visual tool, it requires ''either'' considerable visuo-spatial skill ''or'' considerable abstract symbolic and verbal skill (or a suitable linear combination thereof). Note the gap here: the standard computational procedures require only arithmetic. But getting an understanding requires formidable visuo-spatial and/or symbolic manipulation skill. So one can become a maestro at manipulating matrices without understanding anything about the meaning or purpose thereof."
 
[https://www.quora.com/Was-there-a-certain-age-when-abstract-physics-or-math-concepts-clicked-and-suddenly-made-sense-or-has-it-always-come-naturally-to-you/answer/Brian-Bi Brian Bi]: "Easy stuff (basic algebra, trig, differential and integral calculus) clicked instantly. Slightly harder stuff like multivariate calculus and linear algebra didn't click right away---I had to go through them a few times. And more advanced topics like group theory haven't clicked yet, but I'm confident they will eventually."
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