<p>Hi, </p>

<p>As the title says, I absolutely can't stand theoretical proof based math. I looked through the sample real analysis problems (from harvard math 55 and louisville state wherever) posted in some of the math major threads. Some of you may like proving stuff by breaking it down into axioms and building it back up, and I respect that, but it's just not for me. </p>

<p>I like physics though. In fact, I enjoyed calc III the most when I was using those multiple integrals in physics e&m. I'm not sure how great I'd be at quantum mechanics and thermal/statistical physics, but when I look at some problem sets I feel interested at least. Not like with math where I want to burn them right away.</p>

<p>How much math would I need to understand high level physics? I'm guessing calc, multivar, linalg, ode/pde, complex analysis, fourier analysis. Did I miss anything out? Anything extra in there? Any proof-based math classes I'd have to take? <em>shudder</em></p>

<p>Physics is sort of a special interest for me, but I certainly don't plan on going into research or academia. That said, I also have other liberal arts interests that would be almost impossible to pursue if I went down the physics track (and took the requisite math courses to understand it.) </p>

<p>Alternatively, I could take the cushy i-banking route and do econ and explore everything else I love. In this case, what math would I need? Calc, multivar, linalg, optimization, ode/pde, probability, statistics, some quantitative finance classes? Miss anything out again?</p>

<p>So, er, thanks if you got this far. Any thoughts would be welcome.</p>