My motivation to ask this question actually comes from here, receiving negative reactions for 12 hours a day or even 7 hours spending time on Mathematics.
A person usually spends 4.5 years to accomplish a BSc plus a MSc coursework. Books that I found to study in pages (BSc+MSc) approx. are:
- Calculus (760)
- Algebra (450+940)
- Topology (510+540)
- Analytical Geo (210)
- Real Analysis (610+520)
- ODE (440)
- Complex Analysis (480+350)
- Differential Geo (510+420)
- Logic (260)
- Number Theory (480)
- PDE (320)
- Total: 7800 pages.
Supposing spending 30 min per page of studying and 2 hours per page of exercises, so it takes (4/5)×7800×0.5+(1/5)×7800×2 = 6240 hours = 5.5 hours a day in 4.5 years (excl. Sat+Sun) for a student.
The problem is:
1- I think that a Mathematics student has to learn more than I have listed, for example other subjects in Mathematics.
2- a Mathematics student has to spend on other than studying texts, like attending classes, other courses (e.g. computer) as well.
How a typical university student in Mathematics spends a few hours in average on studying and knows a lot Mathematics and is able to start research, which I am not capable of? It's a paradox, or maybe I am not smart as other?
PS I am not officially a uni student yet, but I had to spend 12 h/d on average to study the mentioned books which I am pretty sure are less than what a uni student covers in their studies.