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Pheetuz

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Not sure if this is the ideal place to be posting this but looked as good a forum section as any!

I'm starting an MSc entitled "Space Engineering" at the start of October and want to make sure my skills are up to scratch before I start!

In my undergrad studies I just learned the maths to pass the exam, but on this course I will really need to use and understand it.

With this in mind I am wondering what areas of mathematics I need to focus my revision efforts on over the next two months? From what I have read, the course involves a lot of orbital mathematics and also 'celestial sphere' geometry.

I have gone over all of my basic single variable calculus already and am comfortable with it - would it be better for me to then go on to differential equations or multi-variable calculus? How far will I need to go with my differential equations - ordinary or partial?

Is linear algebra used heavily in this area?

Any other areas that I might have overlooked??

Cheers!

Pheetuz