I have recently completed my undergraduate degree. Now, I have started reading Algebraic topology Hatcher's book. I have read chapter 0 & 1 . But I am not able to solve excercise.How can I overcome this problem?

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    $\begingroup$ great question with no good answer. Try reading other books, Hatcher leaves much to be desired (arguably) (but is also great at the same time...); having more sources to draw from will at any rate give you more examples and more insight $\endgroup$
    – FShrike
    Sep 1, 2023 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ It sounds to me like you are trying to read a book that is too advanced for your level. I recommend finding an easier book where you can solve the exercises. Reading that will give you more experience and prepare you for reading Hatcher. $\endgroup$ Sep 1, 2023 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ Any suggestions for books? $\endgroup$
    – Nope
    Sep 1, 2023 at 16:15
  • $\begingroup$ Possibly useful are the comments and answer to Hatcher Algebraic Topology: I have all the prereqs, so why is this book unreadable for me? $\endgroup$ Sep 1, 2023 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Did you check out the end of Munkres with the fundamental group stuff? IMO CW complexes don't really matter that much until homology. $\endgroup$ Sep 1, 2023 at 20:53


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