For anyone who is familiar with the book "Geometry, Topology and Physics" by Nakahara, what do you think are the mathematical and physics prerequisites for this book ?
In graduate school, is it possible to enroll in courses even though one is not doing their phd in that subject ? So can a math phd student take physics graduate courses ? Also, does the math phd student have to formally satisfy the prerequisites for that physics course. Let's say he/she wants to...
Yes, I agree that programming skills can only be beneficial for students in the sciences. Sometimes, it might even be mandatory for certain students. Many universities have a programming component as part of the requirements for the completion of the mathematics major. Let's say a student wants...
How much importance do pure mathematics graduate schools give to programming ? Like how much programming knowledge do they expect a successful applicant to have ?
I apologize if I am across as looking like I was being entitled.I was trying to make sure whether this question was appropriate or whether or not my wording of the question was problematic. This is my first post here, so I was not entirely sure whether my question was on the appropriate forum or...
Is this question not appropriate here or should I word it differently ? Since I haven't gotten any responses I am thinking that the question is not suitable as it currently stands.
In graduate school for physics, the competition in certain fields(for example High Energy Theory) is very intense. Does anyone know how the situation is in fields of mathematics. So, which areas of mathematics are the most difficult to get into for grad school ? I would be particularly...