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Taking computer science classes to prepare to physicist

  1. Jul 20, 2010 #1
    Hey everybody. I'm a freshman in college thinking about double majoring in physics and math. I think I might want to try to get into physics research as a profession, and I think knowing how to program might help me. Someone, however, told me that computer science courses aren't the type of courses I should be taking for this purpose. Are the traditional lower level computer science courses going to just be a waste of time? What sort of programming would be useful in a research field? Thanks in advance!
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  3. Jul 20, 2010 #2
    I think you should look at taking mathematical modeling courses and programming courses. A lot of the time they'll be grouped into one. Introductory CS is never a bad idea though.
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