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CalDud
Posts: **1,691**Registered User Senior Member

Well, I'm taking my intro to proofs class right now. It's not that bad so far. Anyways, we have to register for Fall Quarter and I'm wondering if I should take these two classes together.

These are basically my two schedules for the next school year (my idea anyway). Would it be difficult to handle both Abstract Algebra & Real Analysis at the beginning of the year?

Schedule 1

F13

Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis

Astrophysics

Numerical Methods

W14

Abstract Algebra II

Real Analysis II

Space Physics

Applied Probability Theory

SP14

Complex Variables

Applied Statistics

Relativity, Gravity, Black Holes

OR

SCHEDULE II

F13

Real Analysis

Astrophysics

Numerical Methods

Applied Probability Theory

W14

Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis II

Applied Statistics

Space Physics

SP14

Abstract Algebra II

Complex Variables

Relativity, Gravity, Black Holes

These are basically my two schedules for the next school year (my idea anyway). Would it be difficult to handle both Abstract Algebra & Real Analysis at the beginning of the year?

Schedule 1

F13

Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis

Astrophysics

Numerical Methods

W14

Abstract Algebra II

Real Analysis II

Space Physics

Applied Probability Theory

SP14

Complex Variables

Applied Statistics

Relativity, Gravity, Black Holes

OR

SCHEDULE II

F13

Real Analysis

Astrophysics

Numerical Methods

Applied Probability Theory

W14

Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis II

Applied Statistics

Space Physics

SP14

Abstract Algebra II

Complex Variables

Relativity, Gravity, Black Holes

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## Replies to: Taking Real Analysis & Abstract Algebra at the same time?

47Registered User Junior Member1,691Registered User Senior MemberI know that two great professors are teaching those subjects for the fall.

Would it just be easier to go with my second schedule, you think?

47Registered User Junior Member2,877Registered User Senior MemberFor many math majors who take the "pure math" route, usually Analysis/Real Analysis I, Analysis/Real Analysis II, Abstract Algebra I and Abstract Algebra II are ALL required, so I would imagine that some pure math majors would take them during the same semester.

Having said that, I would take "Schedule II" because don't sleep on that Probability Theory course with the proofs. I cannot say that I had a Probability Theory course by course title, but I had a graduate course in Stochastic Processes and the book we used (as I glance at my bookshelf) was "Probability Models" by Ross.

47Registered User Junior Member2,877Registered User Senior MemberM.S. in Engineering (no specialization) at U-Wisconsin. Here were my courses:

- Advanced Probability & Statistics (graduate course, calculus-based)

- Linear Algebra (graduate course but very little theory)

- Project Management I

- Project Management II

- Advanced Quality Management

- Advanced Experimental Design

- Taguchi Methods

- Statistical Quality Control

- Data Warehousing & Data Mining

- Systems Engineering

Now the above were the 10 courses/30 credits for the M.S. Engineering degree. To be honest, I just wanted a graduate engineering degree and took a "path of least resistance"...basically took as many mathematics/statistics courses as I could. Federal government contracting really cares that you HAVE a M.S./M.Eng degree for hour billing purposes....and that was all I cared about. :-)

About 3 years later, while working for Boeing and in preparation for a new contract, took graduate courses in Stochastic Processes and Linear Optimization.

Now I do not recommend the following statement because one needs to know how hiring is done in their niche industry...but depending on who I send the resume to, my resume MAY say "M.S. Engineering" or it may say "M.S. Systems Engineering"...depending how I feel, LOL!!

52,365Registered User Senior Member47Registered User Junior MemberSo to stay on track with the OP's question - Schedule 2 seems like the more manageable route. But as Ucbalumnus said, if you plan on going with Route 1 "doing both real analysis and abstract algebra may not be too bad... so approach with caution if you are not a top student in math by math major standards"