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I know that calculus probably has a lot to do with both waves and electricity, but are there any other additional things I should know? Complex analysis, group theory?

Thanks!

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I know that calculus probably has a lot to do with both waves and electricity, but are there any other additional things I should know? Complex analysis, group theory?

Thanks!

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Group theory probably won't help except for QM and higher level Mechanic. I'm pretty certain that you can do well in an undergrad physics program with minimal understanding of group theory or formal complex analysis.

Take a math-methods course if your school offers one. That will cover a lot of different areas of math without the rigor involved in a normal math class (by all means, take the full math classes if you can afford the time).

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Group theory probably won't help except for QM and higher level Mechanic. I'm pretty certain that you can do well in an undergrad physics program with minimal understanding of group theory or formal complex analysis.

Take a math-methods course if your school offers one. That will cover a lot of different areas of math without the rigor involved in a normal math class (by all means, take the full math classes if you can afford the time).

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