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First day of PhD, daunting!

Hi all,

I started my phd today in Chemical engineering which differs from my MSci which was in mathematics. My supervisor came over to explain the mathematics that we will be using and I hadn't used most of it before. I then took a look at some of the material which was impenetrable!

i know it'll take a while to get to grips with everything but it seems quite daunting, my supervisor is really nice but he thinks out loud on a completely different plane to me!
Does anyone have any advice for how to start the PhD in the best way possible? I want to get into good habits right away as I really want to make the most of this and don't want my lack of ChemEng knowledge to hinder me too much.

Thanks in advance.