- 79

- 2

like I said in the topic title I am interested in what mathematics is needed for string theory to be studied. I am in faculty of electrical engineering, sub-filed nanoelectronics. I have good knowledge of math but not good in comparison with what is needed for superstrings, which I would like to start to learn for about two years (perhaps PhD, since I have two more undergraduate years).

So, I would be grateful if someone could give me a guide what parts of math are required. I have most of books for linear algebra, analytic geometry, real and complex calculus, tensors and differential geometry and topology (surly, suggest some book if you think that it is good :) ). But the main problem is that I do not want to learn just pure math (it would take probably much more time for this), but those parts that are obligatory for strings (like we do not need to know how to solve all possible differential equations in order to learn classical mechanics).

If someone have some experience whit this things just write down :)

Thanks ;)