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There is a subject that I can't seem to grasp that is non commutative algebra. I'm spend three hours a day studying it and still I can't get it. I have all the prerequisite for the course and decent grades in them. Yet it seems impossible?

Wondering what do you actually do?

I can spend 5 hours a day studying the subject, however don't want to go that extreme. General strategy. I've tried starting from the beginning, tried to read other books and now thinking the only way is to memorize all the proofs and all the example sheets.

Please don't close this. Really don't want to be spending five-to-seven hours a day studying one course. At my wits end and that only thing I came up with to actually get a good mark for this course. Makes me feel my IQ is too low to do Maths at research level.

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closed as not a real question by lhf, Austin Mohr, t.b., Asaf Karagila, J. M. Dec 12 '11 at 14:58

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Are you sure that you have all the prerequisites? What is the simplest thing in the course that you don't understand? –  Phira Dec 6 '11 at 17:39
Which text(s) are you using in the course sand in your own studies? –  Drew Christianson Dec 6 '11 at 17:43
@DrewChristianson We have online notes. However, the lecturer recommended in his webpage to read Cohns An introduction to non commutative algebra. –  simplicity Dec 6 '11 at 18:03
Do you really expected a concrete answer to this question? –  lhf Dec 6 '11 at 18:42
Don't just study lecture notes, do exercises. Gradually, from simple ones to complex ones. –  Levon Haykazyan Dec 6 '11 at 20:54

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