I am doing an undergraduate project on matrix analysis which mostly involves functional analysis(but not a lot of heavy machinery) but I realize I don't really like the area very much and my work isn't particularly non-trivial. I have an excellent and patient guide.The alternative is that I can instead read a bunch of graduate texts in analysis over the next year. Here are the pros and cons of quitting the project I could come up with:
Pros: 1. If I quit, I will be reading some graduate texts. 2. I will be reading something I like.
Cons: 1. I will lose out on valuable research experience. I am concerned that the lack of it will render my applications to graduate schools in the US rather ordinary. 2. I have an excellent relationship with my guide.I am a little concerned she might be disappointed with the switch. (I can't work under someone else for various reasons.) Any help is appreciated. Thank you.