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Which branch of physics holds the most mathematics

  1. Aug 14, 2007 #1
    just wondering which branch of physics holds the most mathematics. because i love finding and using mathematic formulas. etc.

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  3. Aug 14, 2007 #2

    Claude Bile

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    Chaos Theory.

  4. Aug 15, 2007 #3


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    And probably Theoretical Physics also comes close :smile:
  5. Aug 15, 2007 #4
    Dunno about MOST maths, but I found quantum mechanics had the HARDEST maths... and that was only the basic stuff, not even QED.
  6. Aug 15, 2007 #5
    String Theory. You can do mathematics which mathematicians haven't heard about or is also new to them.
  7. Aug 15, 2007 #6
    I believe that all of mathematics can be applied to physics, even metamathematics, but the latter I'm not that sure.
  8. Aug 15, 2007 #7
    I'd spontaneously place my bet at mathematical physics.
  9. Aug 15, 2007 #8


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    String Theory is physics?
  10. Aug 15, 2007 #9

    Dr Transport

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    I have not found too many people who think so.....
  11. Aug 15, 2007 #10
    I would think that cosmology wins this award hands down.
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    I do not think so, and I have reason to believe I'm not alone...
  13. Aug 15, 2007 #12


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    Well, all branches of physics use math equally heavily, so I don't think it makes much sense to ask which branch has the "most" math. Some branches have much more advanced and difficult math than others, though. General relativity and the attempts being made to unify it with the standard model (m-theory and loop quantum gravity) almost assuredly use the most difficult math.

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  14. Aug 15, 2007 #13
    Non-abstract calculations -- Particle physics, cosmology

    Abstract- Maybe String theory(Dont really know others).
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