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zazerbayev

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Hi all,

I am currently an undergraduate at a top 10 US university majoring in mathematics. It is common for undergrads at my institution to do a year abroad, and I think that by my junior year I will be prepared to take part III of the mathematical tripos at Cambridge. Here is a list of some relevant courses I will have done by the end of my sophomore year.

- Linear Algebra at the level of Axler

- A year of graduate analysis at the level of Big Rudin and Lax

- A year of graduate commutative and homological algebra (with plenty of category theory).

- A course in measure theoretic probability.

- Maybe algebraic topology.

- A semester each of classical mechanics and quantum mechanics (I don't plan on doing any physics in part III).

Is this enough background for part III, and would I stand a realistic chance of being admitted? If I were to take this path, I would return to my US institution senior year and take some easy classes while focusing on research. I'd then apply for a Phd in math, statistics, or a mathematical area of computer science.

Edit: I would also be happy to consider other taught masters in Europe if there is one that is a better fit.

I am currently an undergraduate at a top 10 US university majoring in mathematics. It is common for undergrads at my institution to do a year abroad, and I think that by my junior year I will be prepared to take part III of the mathematical tripos at Cambridge. Here is a list of some relevant courses I will have done by the end of my sophomore year.

- Linear Algebra at the level of Axler

- A year of graduate analysis at the level of Big Rudin and Lax

- A year of graduate commutative and homological algebra (with plenty of category theory).

- A course in measure theoretic probability.

- Maybe algebraic topology.

- A semester each of classical mechanics and quantum mechanics (I don't plan on doing any physics in part III).

Is this enough background for part III, and would I stand a realistic chance of being admitted? If I were to take this path, I would return to my US institution senior year and take some easy classes while focusing on research. I'd then apply for a Phd in math, statistics, or a mathematical area of computer science.

Edit: I would also be happy to consider other taught masters in Europe if there is one that is a better fit.

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