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Hello,


I'm a freshman undergraduate physics student.
I'm mainly considering theoretical physics for graduate school (condensed matter and AMO physics).
There is an introductory topology course at my university which is offered by the math department.
Will taking topology be useful for any undergraduate physics course or graduate level courses in the future? will it give me any advantage? is self-studying introductory topology enough?

Please tell me your experience and personal opinion. I 'll appreciate it.
 

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Will taking topology be useful for any undergraduate physics course or graduate level courses in the future?
Probably not. But that's not a good reason not to take the class if you are interested in it.
 
I am interested in learning topology. But I have to pay extra fees(~$850) for taking this course. If the course is not useful for any undergraduate and graduate physics courses (particularly in condensed matter and AMO physics), I can self study the course material and open more room for some elective physics courses!
Have you taken topology in your undergrad years Vanadium 50?
 

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No, but I certainly took classes where I ended up not using what I learned.
 

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