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Featured What should the Mathematics requirements be for a Physics degree

  1. Jan 1, 2018 #41
    Linear algebra, probability and statistics, Fourier and Laplace transforms, vector calculus, and partial differential equations.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2018 #42
    It depends on how your physics courses are organized. There are bits of math needed here and there that can be fit into a physics course. But you need a minimum of ODE, Linear Algebra, some PDE, some tensor analysis. Its possible to take ODE and linear algebra, then a two semester course in physical mathematics involving PDE, vector analysis. complex analysis, tensors, abstract algebra. A separate and serious sequence in experimental methods & data analysis should be required.
    In my opinion, to which I give considerable weight, an applied mathematics degree with a year of intense physics work is also feasible. It just depends. There is no single answer, beyond the minimum most people take anyway.
     
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