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JWHooper

How many mathematics are there in physics? Please give me the answer in percentage.

Thanks,

JWHooper

Thanks,

JWHooper

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JWHooper

How many mathematics are there in physics? Please give me the answer in percentage.

Thanks,

JWHooper

Thanks,

JWHooper

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Defennder

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You can't quantify it. Read Zapper's guide to get a rough idea.

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between 37 and 41

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JWHooper

Dude, there are millions of words in that website (not to be rude or anything), I don't want all other information that I don't really need right now... I just want to know the approximate percentage of mathematics in physics. Or, you could tell me where in that website that tells me the "sort of" answer to my wanted question to be answered. Anyone could help me out here, if possible.You can't quantify it. Read Zapper's guide to get a rough idea.

Thanks,

J.

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There is a finite but unbounded amount of mathematics. Think of it like the surface of a balloon...

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I just want to know the approximate percentage of mathematics in physics.

Does this mean, "What percentage of all mathematics is used somewhere in physics", or does it mean "What percentage of physics uses mathematics?"

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Perhaps the collegeboard publishes a statistic like that?

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I love questions which have an infinite number of meanings.

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Perhaps this should be moved to philosophy

(and promptly locked once it arrives)

(and promptly locked once it arrives)

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For undergraduate physics you need about as much math as what is normally covered in the first year of a undergraduate maths degree. Which would be Calculus I & II, Linear algebra and some Geometry and a bit of Statistics.

Beyond that I guess you need to tailor the math to what you study.

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- Algebra

- Geometry

- Trigonometry

- Calculus (single variable)

- Calculus (multi variable)

- Analytic Geometry

- Linear Algebra

- Ordinary Differential Equations

- Partial Differential Equations

- Methods of approximation

- Probability and statistics

- Real analysis

- Complex analysis

- Group theory

- Differential geometry

- Lie groups

- Differential forms

- Homology

- Cohomology

- Homotopy

- Fiber bundles

- Characteristic classes

- Index theorems

- Supersymmetry and supergravity

- K-theory

- Noncommutative geometry (NCG for short)

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Dude, there are millions of words in that website

Hah, that's awesome. Clearly this mathematically minded person deserves a numerical percentage answer, and fast. We should be ashamed we haven't provided a good one, and shown our work to boot.

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I didn't think the question was very ambiguous at all.

And yet you failed to report your answer as a percentage.

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JWHooper

Yes, I meant my question to be:Does this mean, "What percentage of all mathematics is used somewhere in physics", or does it mean "What percentage of physics uses mathematics?"

"What percentage of physics uses mathematics?"

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One hundred.Yes, I meant my question to be:

"What percentage of physics uses mathematics?"

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JWHooper

Umm okay. That's bigger than I expected it would be.One hundred.

To all the other users: is this guy telling the truth? Please reply in a numerical percentage answer, not just some worthless words that I don't need.

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Umm okay. That's bigger than I expected it would be.

To all the other users: is this guy telling the truth? Please reply in a numerical percentage answer, not just some worthless words that I don't need.

What he said is 90% true.

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I concur that the answer to "What percentage of physics uses mathematics?" is 100%.

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100% Ftw

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Well, maybe not 100%. Maybe more like 99.44%.

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