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ArkaSengupta Nov20-10 04:45 AM

Advice for 8th standard student
 
Hello,
I study in the 8th standard and am a fanatic about maths and physics. My knowledge in Math is upto Partial Differential Equations and I know physics upto Halliday-Resnick level.
I dont know how to progress further. Could anybody please help ?

ArkaSengupta Nov21-10 10:49 AM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
Would somebody please give me some good suggestions? I am in real need of Help!!

General_Sax Nov21-10 11:19 AM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
hhhmmm, maybe you should study Partial Differential Equations.

qspeechc Nov21-10 01:42 PM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
Please could you state fully what math you know.

After Halliday and Resnick you should study intermediate classical mechanics and electromagnetics. For the former I recommend "Classical Mechanics" by John R. Taylor. I cannot recommend an electromagnetics book, I used Griffiths' "Introduction to Electrodynamics" as an undergrad, and it is by far the most popular book, but I have never liked it. On the other hand, owing to its popularity, you can probably find a used copy for a good price.

For your information, the math an undergrad physics student should know by the time he or she graduates is, in approximate order:

Single- and multi-variable calculus
Linear algebra
Ordinary differential equations
Partial differential equations
Complex analysis
And if you have a tolerance for math, Differential geometry.

A book you can study with profit is: "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" by Mary L. Boas

thrill3rnit3 Nov21-10 02:55 PM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
Sorry for being an idiot, but what the hell is an 8th standard student? Is that the same as being an 8th grader [ here in the U.S. ] ?

Again, I am sorry for my ignorance, but I just had to ask that question :blushing:

RoughRoad Nov21-10 10:41 PM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
Quote:

Quote by thrill3rnit3 (Post 2997167)
Sorry for being an idiot, but what the hell is an 8th standard student? Is that the same as being an 8th grader [ here in the U.S. ] ?

Again, I am sorry for my ignorance, but I just had to ask that question :blushing:

Yup dude! :-)

ArkaSengupta Nov22-10 11:19 AM

Re: Advice for 8th standard student
 
Yes, thrill3rnit3 , it is the same as 8th grader (As in the U.s.).


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