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Incomprehensible unless you already know most of it
on 19 November 2009
I regret buying this book. I used to think that one day I might be able to understand it but as I've learned more about mathematical writing I've realised that this book is heavy going due to poor explanations, not just the material covered. It's not suitable as a 'student introduction' as claimed on the cover.
Having said that, I've not seen these topics explained well by anyone so far, though I have seen better than this.