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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I just found this forum and it looks great! I'm an undergrad Physics/applied math at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

I'm wondering if anyone has ever seen a kind of family-tree-type-deal of math topics. I have this problem with trying to read wikipedia articles and textbooks that are way over my head, but I never know what topics I would need to understand them. I feel like there are so many different subjects in math and physics out there that I could spend the next 10 years of my life taking classes and still only have scratched the surface. By the time im done with my undergrad studies, should i be able to understand most of the stuff out there?

Looks like a long way to the top from where i'm at i guess. =p

I'm wondering if anyone has ever seen a kind of family-tree-type-deal of math topics. I have this problem with trying to read wikipedia articles and textbooks that are way over my head, but I never know what topics I would need to understand them. I feel like there are so many different subjects in math and physics out there that I could spend the next 10 years of my life taking classes and still only have scratched the surface. By the time im done with my undergrad studies, should i be able to understand most of the stuff out there?

Looks like a long way to the top from where i'm at i guess. =p