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Hi everyone,

After completing high school, I will enroll this fall at a 3 year technical school in China studying industrial robotics, but I still plan on getting into an undergrad physics program at a later time. (Some colleges can allow a transfer to their undergrad program after technical studies and studying directly from year 2 or 3).

Being hard working, patient and eager to learn, I am now preparing to study the equivalent of 3 years of physics undergad courses during my free time. I know it is going to be very challenging and difficult, but I am motivated and I can afford the necessary time. (Studying all day during the weekend and holidays is not a problem).

My level of math for the moment is everything before calculus (in China the math curriculum stopped right at the derivatives). As for physics, it was non calculus based. I really appreciate the underlying logic of the math, and knowing the workings of the physics.

I will mostly study with the online courses that I can find(MIT OCW) , always with the adequate textbooks and exercises that come with .

The first problem is that I don't know which subjects to study and in which order. By reading the guides of the forum, I learned that it would be better to have very good math skills before starting the physics part. Should I first study all the math before starting the physics, or study both at the same time? I really need some help from people with experience.

I have here two study orders:

A:

First year:

Calculus 1/2/3

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Analysis

Probability theory and statistics

Methods of mathematical physics

Second year:

Classical mechanics

Electromagnetism

Thermodynamics

Optics

Third year:

Quantum mechanics

Theoretical mechanics

Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics and statistical physics

Solid state physics

B:

First year:

Calculus 1 2 3

Mathematical Analysis

Linear Algebra

Classical mechanics

Thermodynamics

Second year:

Probability theory and statistics

Methods of mathematical physics

Electromagnetism

Optics

Theoretical mechanics

Third year:

Quantum mechanics

Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics and statistical physics

Solid state physics

Any kind of help would be greatly welcomed.

Thanks

After completing high school, I will enroll this fall at a 3 year technical school in China studying industrial robotics, but I still plan on getting into an undergrad physics program at a later time. (Some colleges can allow a transfer to their undergrad program after technical studies and studying directly from year 2 or 3).

Being hard working, patient and eager to learn, I am now preparing to study the equivalent of 3 years of physics undergad courses during my free time. I know it is going to be very challenging and difficult, but I am motivated and I can afford the necessary time. (Studying all day during the weekend and holidays is not a problem).

My level of math for the moment is everything before calculus (in China the math curriculum stopped right at the derivatives). As for physics, it was non calculus based. I really appreciate the underlying logic of the math, and knowing the workings of the physics.

I will mostly study with the online courses that I can find(MIT OCW) , always with the adequate textbooks and exercises that come with .

The first problem is that I don't know which subjects to study and in which order. By reading the guides of the forum, I learned that it would be better to have very good math skills before starting the physics part. Should I first study all the math before starting the physics, or study both at the same time? I really need some help from people with experience.

I have here two study orders:

A:

First year:

Calculus 1/2/3

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Analysis

Probability theory and statistics

Methods of mathematical physics

Second year:

Classical mechanics

Electromagnetism

Thermodynamics

Optics

Third year:

Quantum mechanics

Theoretical mechanics

Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics and statistical physics

Solid state physics

B:

First year:

Calculus 1 2 3

Mathematical Analysis

Linear Algebra

Classical mechanics

Thermodynamics

Second year:

Probability theory and statistics

Methods of mathematical physics

Electromagnetism

Optics

Theoretical mechanics

Third year:

Quantum mechanics

Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics and statistical physics

Solid state physics

Any kind of help would be greatly welcomed.

Thanks

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