Math required for Statistical and solid state physics

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I have to take a graduate level statistical mech course and a solid state physics course next sem (starting in feb).As I will be dealing with these topics for the first time, I'd like to like to prepare myself for them by learning/revising the math involved in them. What are the mathematical methods that frequently appear in these subjects?
 

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For statistical physics, I suggest a review of probability theory (including binomial coefficients, law of large numbers, central limit theorem). Knowing how to tackle Gaussian integrals is also important. A review of series expansions is also useful.
 
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Will I require tensor analysis, fourier series/transform and complex analysis? These are some of the things I am not quite in touch with.
 
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Will I require tensor analysis, fourier series/transform and complex analysis?
Not for statistical physics.
 
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Probability
 

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