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#1
Nov2612, 02:14 AM

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Question: What's next for me? What should I learn next in physics and math?
(I want a career in theoretical physics  phd route). I've learned: Physics: Newtonian Mech w/ calc, Griffith's Intro to Electrodynamics, Goldstein's classical mechanics, griffith's intro to quantum mechanics, and Faber's Fluid Dynamics for Physicists. Math: multivariable calc, diff equations, partial diff equations, lie algebra, and linear algebra. Thanks for the advise and help in advance! :) Sincerely, shines57 


#2
Nov2612, 03:49 AM

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Physics: Sounds like you are ready for more advanced QM and GR. Try reading Bransden & Joachain, fo example. For GR, maybe Hartle?
Math: Calculus on manifolds? Differential geomtry would help with GR. Some formal education on functional analysis (Hilbert spaces etc) would probably not hurt for QM either. 


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Nov2612, 03:50 AM

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If you want to change topics in Physics then go to Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics and OscillationWavesOptics. but if you want to do more on your studied topics [which is from Elementry level books] then go to Marion's Mechanics, Jackson's Electrodynamics and Sakurai's Quantum Mechanics.
In Mathematics remaining field Analytical Geometry. 


#4
Nov2612, 08:30 AM

PF Gold
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What's next?
In what context have you learned these? Undergraduate? Self study? Its an odd range of difficulty of material.



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