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Branches in math do you really need for all types of physics

  1. Mar 14, 2009 #1
    What branches in math do you really need for all types of physics (classical, quantum, and relativistic)?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2009 #2
    Re: Mathematics!

    Differential Geometry and its associated topics (including the calculus/differential/integral equations) are usually present in all of those areas.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 #3
    Re: Mathematics!

    Analysis
     
  5. Mar 14, 2009 #4
    Re: Mathematics!

    I don't think there is a solid answer to that question, which is why a physics student needs to be able to pick up what they need, when they need it. When in Rome...
     
  6. Mar 14, 2009 #5
    Re: Mathematics!

    Basic analysis. Group theory. Linear algebra. ODE. PDE. Differential Geometry. Complex analysis. Functional analysis.... the list goes on and on.
     
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