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Any thoughts? I'd be particularly appreciative if someone could explain the relevance of elliptic functions to physics. Many thanks.

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Any thoughts? I'd be particularly appreciative if someone could explain the relevance of elliptic functions to physics. Many thanks.

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I second that

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(2) Differential Geometry and Topology

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Thanks for the responses- Lie Algebras etc aren't options availble to me I'm afraid! These are courses intended for single honours maths undergrads without regard to theoretical physics; the necessary group theory is covered within the specialist particle theory MSc /PhD lecture course. Such pure maths courses as focus on algebra I don't have the necessary prerequisites for from 2nd year.

If anyone is curious as to the complete options list:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/natural.sciences/prospective/msci-maths-phys/ [Broken]

If anyone is curious as to the complete options list:

http://www.dur.ac.uk/natural.sciences/prospective/msci-maths-phys/ [Broken]

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What about Algebraic Topology ?

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then in year 4 take Alge. topology;

however

I would consult your dep. and see if you can take a pure algebra course ie. Abstract Algebra or some form of Group theory.

Yes I see that those courses aren't part of your modules for joint honours math+ physics however does your school offer a pure mathe degree, I imagine your math dept. must offer an abstract algebra course

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I too learn maths and physics (but in israel), and i for example asked for permission to learn logic which wasn't part of my modules' options, I think that you can do so as well, i.e request to learn a course not included in your programme.

Although I think that taking an abstract algebra,differential geometry and topology courses are a must for every maths student, due to time constraints and the work load, not everyone can handle this, that's why it's not mandatory.

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