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Courses Recommended College Math Courses

  1. Feb 26, 2009 #1
    which courses would you recommend a math major to take beyond the major requirements? I feel like 2 semesters in algebra, analysis, and topology are the basic necessities. Should I look at anything else? Any suggestions in applied maths?
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  3. Mar 1, 2009 #2
    Differential Geometry was a fun extracurricular course, also Cryptography.
  4. Mar 1, 2009 #3
    elliptic integrals-learn about those
    extremely useful
  5. Mar 1, 2009 #4
    Numerical analysis? Graph theory and combinatorics? Theoretical CS? Algorithms? Classical / Quantum / Relativistic / Statistical / Fluid / Solid mechanics? Economics?
  6. Mar 2, 2009 #5
    The essential thing missing from your list is a year of algebraic topology / differential geometry.
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    I would take courses on stochastic variables and calclulus.
  8. Mar 2, 2009 #7
    You will probably need complex analysis. Functional analysis and differentiable manifolds are also very useful.
  9. Mar 3, 2009 #8
    How are these useful?
  10. Mar 3, 2009 #9
    are differential equations included in the basic courses?
  11. Mar 3, 2009 #10


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    There tons of useful math, it depends on what are you specializing... and sometimes it depends on your research...
  12. Mar 10, 2009 #11
    Combinatorics and probability were fun.
  13. Mar 10, 2009 #12
    Once someone gets algebra and analysis (the real stuff, not an introductory course) down, I suppose next are some topology (algebraic too!) ODE, and differential geometry. But if someone comes this far, the person surely knows what to do?
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