<p>how many yrs of math u need to take and what kind??</p>

<p>Calculus Sequence (Three Semesters) [could be less if you have AP credit]

Diff. Eq.

Lin. Alg. (prolly as an elective)</p>

<p>Any other math you need you will learn in your chemE courses.</p>

<p>Like most engineers, ChemE's only have to take Calculus I-III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.</p>

<p>You mean math for chemical engineering.</p>

<p>I thought some engineers had to take a year of PDEs, like us math majors.</p>

<p>Well, there is an engineering analysis course that covers further topics in linear algebra, complex analysis, pde's, potentials, numerical analysis and other topics. It is a course that EE's, ME/AE take, although I knew some chemE's that took it.</p>

<p>Somewhere along the way, I learned how to solve PDEs... can't remember where, though...</p>

<p>Honestly, though, a lot of the higher math I had to learn wasn't taught in actual math classes, but was introduced either in higher-level engineering courses or computational math courses.</p>

<p>Edit: We had a course kind of like that, gatoreng... Civs are required to take it, too.</p>

<p>I am taking real analysis from the math department, is that stuff covered in engineering courses? I don't want to take repeat courses.</p>

<p>Real analysis is not covered in engineering courses. At least at undergrad.</p>

<p>I never took a <em>full</em> course in real analysis. I just painstakingly picked up on most of the elements I needed here and there, and while I was learning how to program using more complicated math elements. I don't think you're going to end up repeating courses, and having taken a specific course that taught you, one by one, the actual concepts behind real analysis <em>probably</em> would've been advantageous.</p>

<p>what about abstract algebra for engineers? is that useful? </p>

<p>I know topology is a little out there, but it is real impressive to know it though.</p>

<p>subjecttochange- how is 'real analysis' going?....I'm taking that next semester.</p>

<p>Not sure, I am beginning the sequence this fall as well. </p>

<p>At my school, there is a prep course in mathematical proof for the analysis series and the abstract algebra series, I am currently enrolled in that, but I am gonna audit the first week of analysis to see if I could handle going straight into it. If not, I'll do the proof class first, then go into analysis in winter.</p>

<p>I read the book for analysis in the bookstore, it is a tiny black book that costs over $150. It starts with constructing the real numbers with proofs, it is pretty sick. Most math majors said they thought the jump from lower level calc to real analysis was a tough one to handle. The stuff taught in analysis is very useful though for both higher level math and engineering though, it is all about approximations and basically a full blown version of real calculus.</p>

<p>Ah, you're talking about Walter Rudin's "Principles of Mathematical Analysis." It's a classic.</p>

<p>BTW: You should try to purchase it online. Paying over $150 is ridiculous. I got mine for 35 dollars on half.com</p>

<p>$150 ouch, reminds me of my fourier analysis book, small white book, less than an inch thick, $150 too.</p>

<p>The book we use for our Real Analysis class here is called.</p>

<p>Elementary Analysis: The Theory of Calculus</p>

<p>I like it was cheap, $50 for a new book, which is cheap.</p>

<p>We use this book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Mathematical-Analysis-International-Mathematics/dp/007054235X%5B/url%5D">http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Mathematical-Analysis-International-Mathematics/dp/007054235X</a></p>

<p>I read some of the reviews, they talk about it like it is the bible or something.</p>

<p>Some years we use that book too, it really is up to the professor. Since this is a 3 course series, sucks if they each decide to use a different book.</p>

<p>Rudin's book is the most widely used text for analysis. Principles is called "Baby Rudin." And it is probably one of the finest math texts every written.</p>

<p>Quoted from one of the reviewers:</p>

<p>"Or you could just change your major back to engineering. It's more money and the books always have lots of nice pictures. "</p>

<p>bytch. I heard math profs talk a lot of poop about physics and engineering majors.</p>