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**physics + pure math or applied math????**

Hi.

What is the most ideal combination of majors?

1) theoretical physics + pure math

OR

2) theo. physics + applied math??

thanks a lot.

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Hi.

What is the most ideal combination of majors?

1) theoretical physics + pure math

OR

2) theo. physics + applied math??

thanks a lot.

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The mathematics needed for an ideal physics major comes mainly from applied mathematics.

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TimNguyen said:

The mathematics needed for an ideal physics major comes mainly from applied mathematics.

i'd agree with this.

piggyback -- when does one learn some of the pure math (topology, lie algebra?, etc.) involved with certain aspects of theoretical physics?

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I'd say applied math if you are an undergrad going for a physics degree.bambi13 said:Hi.

What is the most ideal combination of majors?

1) theoretical physics + pure math

OR

2) theo. physics + applied math??

thanks a lot.

I'd say pure math if you are a graduate moving on to post graduate work.

Just my thoughts.

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