## Understanding Advanced Math

Before we can jump to comprehending what is advanced math, we need to know the other two categories – Beginner and Intermediate. Till the time a child reaches high school, they are taught beginners’ mathematics. It includes:

· Arithmetic

· basic geometry

· trigonometry

· basic algebra

· basic calculus

After high school and at undergraduate level, a student it taught intermediate mathematics. The coursework for this may include:

· Calculus including vector/multivariable calculus

· Differential equations

· First courses in more theoretical topics like abstract algebra, analysis, topology and others.

Once an individual has crossed both these levels, they reach Advanced mathematics. It is taught during graduate school and the foremost way to differentiate it from other forms is that it is vague. Both beginner and intermediate level math offers problems that are bite-sized and are known to have a solid solution. The same logic doesn’t apply to advanced math. The problems at this junction can be highly trivial or worthy of an entire thesis. Advanced math also removes the boundaries between different topics and courses that were clearly demarcated in the other two levels.

The complications that arise with advanced math prove that it is not the cup of tea for everyone and should only be opted for with careful thought.