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**I am getting a math minor...**

in addition to a physics degree. the core math requirements for the physics degree are calc 1-3, diffEQ, linear algebra, advanced engineering math, and prob and stats. I need 6 more math credits to get the minor. I am definitely taking partial differential equations in the fall, but what other class do you think is important? I think advanced engineering math is pretty similar the mathematical physics (I was told it is the equivalent by the chair of the natsci. department), so I think I have that covered. There is no "mathematical physics course offered at my uni. The course description of AEM is below...

"Prerequisite: differential equations. Laplace transforms of continuous and piecewise continuous functions, inverse Laplace transforms, applications to ordinary differential equations. Complex variables, analytic functions, Laurent expansions, residue theory with applications, complex inversion integral and convolution integral. Lect. 3 hrs. 3 hours credit"

Would differential geometry be a good thing to get a directed study for? There isn't an actual course in differential geometry, but the chair of the math department said it would be ok to do a directed study in it, since there are lots of students asking about it.

I may also take a modern algebra course, since I was told it is an important one for physicists.