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My university's Physics dept. does not require Linear Algebra or Diff Eq courses.

  1. Sep 1, 2012 #1
    Upon completion of Calculus III (multivariable), we go right into the course using the Mary Boas book "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences." Having flipped through the book and comparing it to a Linear Algebra+Diff Eq text, it seems like many topics have been left out in the Boas book (just comparing sections at a quick glance).

    While I do trust the program outline, will what's covered in the Boas text truly be sufficient to cover material in these texts we'll be using for upper division courses?:
    "Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems"- Thornton and Marion
    "Introduction to Electrodynamics"- Griffiths
    "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics"- Griffiths

    Edit: I deeply apologize, I just saw this thread in a search: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=620131
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
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