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What math does one need to know prior to learning Astrophysics

  1. Dec 6, 2012 #1
    As stated in the title I was wondering what kind of math would be needed to understand astrophysics ...
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  3. Dec 6, 2012 #2
    This is only a basic list.

    1. Algebra
      -Linear Algebra​
      -Matrix Algebra​
    2. Calculus
      -Integral Calculus​
      -Differential Calculus​
      -Differential Equations​

    It's essentially the same maths as all other branches of physics. How much math there is depends on how deep you want to go into the topic.
  4. Dec 6, 2012 #3


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    If you want to include General Relativity, I would add Differential Geometry.
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