Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Courses What are some good physics courses for math majors?

  1. Jun 23, 2010 #1
    Hey, I'm a math major, and I want to take some physics courses. What are some physical topics that have alot of really interesting math, be it PDEs, analysis, eccetera?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 23, 2010 #2
    I'm required by my university to take Physics I & II, but I've also taken a class on introductory astrophysics/cosmology. It was very interesting, though not only because of the math. Years ago I took a class called Applied Physics which was pretty good. It covered the mathematics of things in the natural world (trajectories, collisions etc..) and held my attention quite well.
  4. Jun 23, 2010 #3


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Analytical Mechanics.

    Or in other words the classical mechanics after Newton's formalism, i.e Euler,Jacobi,Hamilton's and co formalism.

    Other keywords, lagrangian mechanics and hamiltonian mechanics.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook