What math does one need to know prior to learning Astrophysics

by MrApex
Tags: astro, math
MrApex is offline
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 is offline
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 is offline
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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