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  1. Jun 29, 2004 #1
    I'm going to be a second year physics and math major. My dillema is this:

    I have to plan out what math coures I'm going to take for the next 3 years. I've already take Multivariable, linear algebra/diff eq, probability theory and I'm signed up for linear algebra theory for the fall. Aside from the standard analysis sequence, are there any other course you recommend (either physics related or just fun math that all math majors should take)? I go State U. so I'm sure whatever course you suggest it's probably offered.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Jun 29, 2004 #2
    What are you planning to do for your life with all your spectroscopes and numbers?
    That should be your foremost concern. Life might begin before graduation and degrees, but it actually goes to second and higher gears afterwards.
  4. Jun 29, 2004 #3
    Well, I'd like to go to grad school in physics. I'm not quite sure what field, but I'm really interested in Condensed mattter and low temperature theory stuff right now.
  5. Jun 29, 2004 #4


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    A double major? Physics and Math? Wow!

    Talk to your professors (both math and physics)- they will have the best idea of what courses will help in whatever it is you plan to do with your degree (and you should think about that in advance and talk with your professors about it).
  6. Jun 29, 2004 #5
    Haha, It's not as impressive as it sounds. It only requires 2 math courses beyond what I need for my physics courses. Thanks for the advice, though. I've had bad experiences with advisors so I'll try to hunt down some professors.
  7. Jul 1, 2004 #6
    Complex analysis and numerical analysis are probably two of the most useful math courses available for a physics major. Group theory too.

    Ask someone to teach a computational physics course as either an independent study or a special topics course.
  8. Jul 2, 2004 #7


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    Don't for get a course in Partial Differential equations, and I'll throw in a second vote for Numerical Analysis,
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