Should I take "Matlab for Physics"? So this is one of those questions... Next semester my Physics department is offering a special course "Matlab for Physics". It's being taught by a well known and respected professor so I'm doubly sure the content covered will be relevant to research in Physics. The part that I'm unsure about is that my schedule is slightly packed and this class would probably take the place of Quantum Mechanics II. I plan on going to graduate school for Materials Science so QM II would definitely be useful I think. On the other hand I haven't had much experience in programming or numerical software (I took a course in C++ years ago and have used it off and on since then). My schedule with this course would be: Spanish 4 (required for degree) = 4 cr. hr. Modern Optics w/ lab (required) = 4 cr. hr. Matlab for Physics *or* Quantum Mechanics II = 3 or 4 cr. hr. respectively Physics Research = 2-4 cr. hr. So assuming I take 4 cr. hr. for research, my total would be 15 with Matlab or 16 with QM. I could risk taking both for 19 cr. hr. but I'm not sure how comfortable I am with that. If that looks like the best option then please still say so as nothing is final. Any opinion on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.