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Math major into a physics PhD? 
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Jan411, 10:55 PM

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hey all,
i'm currently in australia about to go into my second year of uni. last year i did the standard first year physics and maths courses, astro II and a couple of philosophy electives. i'd always wanted to do physics but after taking the e&m course, i think i am a bit offput. i enjoy maths a lot more. so i hate things like fields, thermo, etc, but love quantum and astro. the former courses would be required for a physics major and i really do not want to do them. anyway, to my point. would it be feasible for me to do the required maths courses for a maths major, still take the quantum/astro/dynamics/computational courses i'm interested in, and then do honours and my phd in some kind of mathematical based astro topic? 


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Jan411, 11:01 PM

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You can't avoid those subjects. Not knowing thermodynamics and e/m and wanting to do astrophysics is not possible.



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Jan511, 05:59 PM

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