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What math does one need to know prior to learning Astrophysics

by MrApex
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MrApex
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Dec6-12, 04:16 AM
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As stated in the title I was wondering what kind of math would be needed to understand astrophysics ...
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AbsoluteZer0
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Dec6-12, 02:05 PM
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This is only a basic list.
  1. Algebra
    -Linear Algebra
    -Matrix Algebra
  2. Calculus
    -Integral Calculus
    -Differential Calculus
    -Differential Equations

It's essentially the same maths as all other branches of physics. How much math there is depends on how deep you want to go into the topic.
mathman
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Dec6-12, 03:24 PM
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If you want to include General Relativity, I would add Differential Geometry.


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