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Broccoli21

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I'm in a bit of a tight spot with respect to classes next year, and essentially I have to choose between:

1) Taking Statistical mechanics in fall, then abstract algebra I in spring (then representation theory in junior year spring)

2) Taking abstract 1 in fall, representation theory in spring (which means statistical mechanics will be moved to junior year fall)

I am interested in theoretical physics, but also really like linear algebra and representation theory sounds really cool. I was just wondering - which choice would be the most useful for a physicist? Is stat mech really that important?

Feel free to ask me any questions to clarify, and thanks in advance!