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Getting into mathematical physics

  1. Apr 23, 2007 #1
    I am close to finishing my undergrad, but so far my background is solely math. I would like to get into mathematical physics though.

    Should I get another undergrad degree, this time in physics, or is there another way to approach this?
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  3. Apr 23, 2007 #2


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    What kind of physics background do you have? You might consider taking some upper level undergraduate courses... possibly while in graduate school. You might also seek a graduate program with mathematical physicists, who may be better able to convey some of the "physical intuition" that will be helpful.
  4. Apr 23, 2007 #3
    Well, currently I have 0 physics courses under my belt, though I have read some stuff on my own.
  5. Apr 24, 2007 #4


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    Yeah -- just seek out a PhD which will enable you to use the skills you have with a physics application.

    Certainly, in Europe, there would be no need to have taken any physics subjects. However, in the US you still have to take classes as a grad student (right?) so it may be different...
  6. May 1, 2007 #5
    Well, can anybody recommend good books for physics that somebody who already has a very strong math background should look into?
  7. May 1, 2007 #6
    Mmmm would feynmen's lectures help any?
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