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Hi, I am entering Rice University this fall as a Physics major, with the intention of double-majoring in Mathematics. Although I'd like to take every math class they have to offer, I need some advice on which math classes are crucial in providing a mathematical foundation and possibly a timeline for when to take such classes. My plan is to take these math classes BEFORE I get to the Physics classes that rely heavily on these topics to better understand the actual Physics going on and not getting tripped up by the math.

At Rice, its standard for a math major to start off with completing the calculus sequence, and also a class titled "Ordinary Diff. Eq.s and Linear Alg.". Then you complete eight courses at the 300 level or higher. I will list a few different branches of math below, but here is the full course offering http://courses.rice.edu/admweb/swkscat.main?p_action=CATALIST&p_acyr_code=2012&p_subj=MATH" [Broken]

Analysis

Linear Algebra

Abstract Algebra

Geometry

Calculus on Manifolds

Lie Theory

Topology

Any advice is appreciated!

At Rice, its standard for a math major to start off with completing the calculus sequence, and also a class titled "Ordinary Diff. Eq.s and Linear Alg.". Then you complete eight courses at the 300 level or higher. I will list a few different branches of math below, but here is the full course offering http://courses.rice.edu/admweb/swkscat.main?p_action=CATALIST&p_acyr_code=2012&p_subj=MATH" [Broken]

Analysis

Linear Algebra

Abstract Algebra

Geometry

Calculus on Manifolds

Lie Theory

Topology

Any advice is appreciated!

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