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sunny79

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My current major is Math. Planning on getting a double major in Math and Physics.

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In summary, the conversation involved someone discussing their current enrollment in Calculus 1 and their plans to take Calculus 2 and 3 in the summer and fall respectively. They also mentioned having a choice between Discrete Math and Linear Algebra as a math elective in the fall and asked for suggestions. Another person responded with their personal preference for Linear Algebra and the benefits of taking Discrete Math first. They also discussed the difficulty of both courses and their relevance to a math major and physics. Ultimately, the person has already signed up for Discrete Math and it was advised to take Linear Algebra before Quantum Mechanics. The conversation also touched on the abstract nature of Discrete Math and its relation to computer science.

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sunny79

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My current major is Math. Planning on getting a double major in Math and Physics.

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MarneMath

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sunny79

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sunny79

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Easier or harder isn't the concern since I have to take both anyways.

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sunny79

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Thanks a lot. I have already signed up for discrete math. :)

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Doesn't matter as long as you take linear algebra before you take quantum mechanics.

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serllus reuel

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Discrete Math is the study of mathematical structures that are countable and can be represented by integers, while Linear Algebra deals with continuous structures and focuses on linear mappings and systems of linear equations.

Discrete Math is used in fields such as computer science, cryptography, and operations research, while Linear Algebra is used in engineering, physics, and data analysis.

No, while some concepts in both Discrete Math and Linear Algebra may be related to calculus, a strong foundation in calculus is not a prerequisite. However, a basic understanding of algebra and mathematical logic is recommended.

Some common topics in Discrete Math include set theory, combinatorics, graph theory, and number theory. Other topics may include logic, proof techniques, and discrete probability.

Practice is key to improving your understanding of these subjects. Solving problems, working through examples, and seeking help from peers or instructors can also be beneficial. Additionally, visual aids such as diagrams and graphs can aid in understanding abstract concepts.

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