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Is differential equation required to study real analysis?

  1. Apr 14, 2012 #1
    Hi all,
    Is differential equation a prerequisite to study real analysis (in context of baby Rudin)? And does it have any use in measure theory or Stochastic Calculus?
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 14, 2012 #2


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    No, I would not consider differential equations as a prerequisite for either of those courses.
  4. Apr 14, 2012 #3
    thanks a tonne
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  6. Apr 14, 2012 #5


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    What about Stochastic Differential Equations?
  7. Apr 14, 2012 #6
    No. In fact, it would almost certainly be better to know some analysis before studying DE's.
  8. Apr 15, 2012 #7
    When we say DE does it also include PDE or does ODE is enough for stochastic calculus? Also does anyone know the best source for PDEs as at Paul's notes it's very limited & doesn't have examples & exercises?
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