1. My school's divided into 4 terms per year.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

2. I decided to rack up on math completely for the first year. To begin with, I'm told that no one can decide for me what's the best way to arrange my schedule, I just know I'd hate taking a physics course and its prerequisite concurrently. Also, I'm undecided on my major. The more practical issue is that the math department is much smaller than the physics department here: there are some courses which are only offered in alternating years (I'm planning to take abstract algebra, an upper course in PDEs, an upper course in ODEs and an upper course in complex analysis next year) or terms, while I have no lack physics courses to sign up for when I need to, even during the summer.

3. I don't think I'm good at math. I do have nearly 1 year of credit (calculus, ODEs, linear algebra, statistics, mechanics, electromagnetism, intros to thermodynamics/QM/special relativity) and a gap year of self-study. I felt that some of my picks are a little ambitious, so don't hold back on the criticisms.

4. Please advise - should I take some of these later, substitute any with prerequisite courses? And I don't know what to fill for the empty bits - maybe some programming? Thanks!

Fall/1

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[????]

Boundary value problems

Real analysis

Fall/2

Group theory

Differential geometry

Boundary value problems (cont.d)

Real analysis (cont.d)

Spring/1

[????]

Complex variables with applications

Calculus of variations

Fourier transforms and distributions

Spring/2

[????]

[????]

Partial differential equations

Fourier transforms and distributions (cont.d)

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