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Selecting a class for my Math Minor

  1. Oct 10, 2009 #1
    Hey all,

    Which of these do you feel would best support my Physics major? I've satisfied all other requirements for my math minor except for one elective. I was thinking Vector Calculus. I am also able (with approval) to take any of the 5000 level classes listed below. Any input is appreciated.

    COP 4313 — Symbolic Computations in Mathematics (3)
    MAA 4211 — Intermediate Analysis I (4)
    MAA 4212 — Intermediate Analysis II (3)
    MAA 4402 — Complex Variables (3)
    MAD 4401 — Numerical Analysis (3)
    MAD 4504 — Theory of Computation (3)
    MAD 5305 — Introduction to Graph Theory (3)
    [STRIKE]MAP 2302 — Differential Equations (3[/STRIKE])
    MAP 5345 — Applied Partial Differential Equations (3)
    MAP 5407 — Methods of Applied Mathematics (3)
    MAS 4156 — Vector Calculus (4)
    MAS 4301 — Elementary Abstract Algebra (3)
    MAS 5215 — Number Theory (3)
    MHF 4403 — Early History of Mathematics (3)
    MHF 4406 — History of Modern Mathematics (3)
    MTG 4214 — Modern Geometry (3)
    MTG 4302 — Introduction to Topology (3)
    STA 4321 — Essentials of Statistics (3)
    STA 4442 — Introduction to Probability (3)
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2009 #2
    ive been told complex variables is a good one
     
  4. Oct 10, 2009 #3

    lurflurf

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    Take them all? Clearly vector calculus is handy for physics because physics types often write equations using it.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2009 #4
    I've tried to narrow down the selection.

    The following would seem necessary (in no particular order):
    MAS 4156 — Vector Calculus (4)
    MAP 5345 — Applied Partial Differential Equations (3)
    MAA 4402 — Complex Variables (3)

    The following would be nice to have, but maybe not so crucial:
    MAA 4211 — Intermediate Analysis I (4)
    MAD 4401 — Numerical Analysis (3)
    MTG 4214 — Modern Geometry (3)
     
  6. Oct 10, 2009 #5
    Thank you guys!
     
  7. Oct 10, 2009 #6

    Office_Shredder

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    I'll just say that qspeech has a pretty good list, and will second it. I would guess Methods of Applied Mathematics also might be useful based on the name, but you would want to check what they actually do in it
     
  8. Oct 10, 2009 #7
    I third qspeechc's necessary list. The vector calculus course is a must have. I'm guessing it's more advanced vector calculus because of its course number and the fact that you haven't taken it yet, but being advanced should make it that much more useful to you.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2009 #8
    i fourth that.

    But if i had to pick one course, i would say Complex Variables. Many universities recommend it.
     
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