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  1. Mar 2, 2016 #1
    what sub field has the hardest math generally speaking

    General Relativity?
    Quantun Mechanics?
    String Theory?
    Fluid Dynamics?

    something else?

    I know alot of this is based on a individual basis, but what would be the consensus if such a question was asked?
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2016 #2

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    You won't like this answer, but if you go deep enough, they all have very difficult math and unsolved problems.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2016 #3
    I agree with micromass. Optics, for example, has a lot of math research related to numerical analysis. A lot of interesting math there - some of it being the same math found in general relativity! As far as I know, every physics field will involve difficult math and have interesting problems to solve. I'm not sure you will actually see a consensus on this topic.
     
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