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Will a Series in Probability help in an approach to understanding Quantum Physics?

  1. Jul 2, 2011 #1
    I am going into my second year as a physics major and I am trying to prepare myself for undergraduate and graduate courses in quantum physics so I am thinking about taking some Probability classes and I wanted to know would it be worth it to take a Probability Series with these features:

    MATH 394 Probability I (3) NW
    Sample spaces; basic axioms of probability; combinatorial probability; conditional probability and independence; binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in MATH 126 or 2.0 in MATH 136; recommended: MATH 324 or MATH 327. Offered: jointly with STAT 394; AWS.

    MATH 395 Probability II (3) NW
    Random variables; expectation and variance; laws of large numbers; normal approximation and other limit theorems; multidimensional distributions and transformations. Prerequisite: 2.0 in STAT/MATH 394. Offered: jointly with STAT 395; WSpS.

    MATH 396 Probability III (3) NW
    Characteristic functions and generating functions; recurrent events and renewal theory; random walk. Prerequisite: 2.0 in MATH 395 or 2.0 in STAT 511. Offered: jointly with STAT 396; Sp.

    Please give me an idea whether i should take this Series ... Thanks i really appreciate it...
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: Will a Series in Probability help in an approach to understanding Quantum Physics

    I don't think it will help you in your QM classes much, but I would take them anyways.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2011 #3

    chiro

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    Re: Will a Series in Probability help in an approach to understanding Quantum Physics

    If you ever get into doing experiments and analyzing them, and providing evidence in support of a hypothesis, probability and statistics will serve you well.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2011 #4
    Re: Will a Series in Probability help in an approach to understanding Quantum Physics

    The probability you need in QM is very basic, but they do seem like interesting courses.
     
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