I'm working on a Physics/Mathematics double major at Oregon State, primarily focusing on physics, and I want to know which upper division math courses best synthesize with a physics program in graduate school. Right now I'm leaning toward Astrophysics.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Of the classes described http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/CourseList.aspx?subjectcode=MTH&campus=corvallis&level=upper", the University requires that I complete:

MTH 311 Advanced Calculus I

MTH 355 Discrete Math/Mathematical Software

MTH 312 Advanced Calculus II

MTH 342 Linear Algebra II

MTH 343 Abstract Algebra

I need to choose one of the following three (but if more than one would be beneficial I'd like to know):

MTH 323 Mathematical Modeling

MTH 333 Fundamental Concepts of Topology

MTH 338 Non-Euclidean Geometry

I also need to complete at least five of the following:

MTH 483 Complex Variables

MTH 480 Systems of Differential Equations

MTH 434 Introduction to Differential Geometry

MTH 440 Computational Number Theory

MTH 451 Numerical Linear Algebra

MTH 463 Probability I

MTH 430 Metric Spaces and Topology

I'm not terribly concerned about meeting the degree requirements, but selections from these two lists would be appreciated. Furthermore, I would greatly appreciate recommendations on anything else in the previously linked course catalog. I assume that I should take MTH 437 General Relativity, but I don't know if the mathematics involved in relativity are covered extensively in a graduate level physics class.

My schedule makes it difficult for me to sit down with my advisor, and even if I did I don't know if she would be of much help in selecting classes to prepare me for graduate work.

Thank you in advance.

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# Which math classes should I take to compliment a Physics degree?

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