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  1. Mar 25, 2006 #1
    math is must commonly used in astrophysics and quantum physics? This might be a stupid question. Not sure
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2006 #3

    nrqed

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    Calculus (taking derivatives, integrating, solving ordinary and partial differential equations) and linear algebra (notions of operators, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, basis, spaces, etc) are the main math tools used in these fields.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2006 #4
    One other question, Can a person teach them selves physics or is it preferred to take a class?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2006 #5

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    Classes are great because you have an expert available for when you get stuck. Getting stuck on a concept when you are on your own can be a tremendous problem with no support.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2006 #6
    :biggrin: But that's why we have you Pengwuino! :biggrin:

    -Dan
     
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