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Mathematics required for physics

  1. May 25, 2016 #1
    Hi there,

    I'm currently a second year chemistry student in the UK. Since starting my degree I've found myself interested in theoretical/quantum chemistry. I would like to apply for a PhD programme in theoretical chemistry, which follows courses in quantum mechanics/statistical thermodynamics.
    I didn't take Maths in school, and would eventually like to work within chemical physics/theoretical chemistry/theoretical physics. I would like to know the main areas of mathematics that I need to focus on, some good texts that could supplement learning, this sort of thing. I'm concerned I'm too far behind!

    Regards,

    PAT
     
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  3. May 25, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. May 26, 2016 #3

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    Can you tell us the extent of your math knowledge?
     
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