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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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In summary: If you're thinking of doing an MSc, it might be a good idea to take a few more physics courses to further solidify your understanding of the subject.

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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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The purpose of taking Maths courses for theoretical physics is to develop a strong foundation in mathematical concepts and techniques that are essential for understanding and solving complex problems in the field of theoretical physics. It allows scientists to apply mathematical principles and reasoning to explain and predict physical phenomena.

The key topics covered in Maths courses for theoretical physics include calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex analysis, and vector calculus. These topics provide the necessary tools and techniques for solving problems in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, and other branches of theoretical physics.

While a strong background in Maths is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for students who are interested in pursuing theoretical physics. The subject requires a high level of mathematical proficiency and understanding, so having a solid foundation in Maths can greatly improve one's understanding and success in the field.

Maths courses for theoretical physics can benefit researchers in various ways. Firstly, it can help them develop a deep understanding of the underlying mathematical principles behind physical theories and models. Secondly, it can broaden their problem-solving skills and allow them to tackle complex problems more efficiently. Lastly, it can open up opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with mathematicians and other scientists.

Yes, there are numerous online resources available for learning Maths for theoretical physics. These include online courses, video lectures, problem-solving forums, and textbooks. Some universities also offer open courseware or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Maths courses specifically designed for theoretical physics students. It is important to ensure that the online resource is reputable and credible before utilizing it for learning purposes.

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