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  1. #1 Do you need math to succeed in science? 
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    Hey all, i love science and particularly physics. I am not the greatest in the world of math and tho i have yet to really take a class in physics i dont know what to expect but could someone give a answer to wether or not you need math to succeed in the feild of physics or just science as a whole? (if you can define science to be that basic (probaly not))


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xan
    Hey all, i love science and particularly physics. I am not the greatest in the world of math and tho i have yet to really take a class in physics i dont know what to expect but could someone give a answer to wether or not you need math to succeed in the feild of physics or just science as a whole? (if you can define science to be that basic (probaly not))
    Physics is among the most demanding field of mathematics of any. As an interesting historical note many mathematical conventions and notations were developed by physicist out of necessity.

    Get really good at math or forget much beyond undergraduate physics.

    As for other fields it depends. My own field, meteorology, and its closely related physical natural sciences including physical oceanography and climatology are all very math intensive.


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    You have to do math in all scientific disciplines today. Most fields of biology would only require basic calculus and statistics though. I'm no math wiz, but I was able to get through the required maths without much difficulty. If you go into a field of biology like ecology or behavioralism, you can get away with just knowing statistics. (actually I was always decent at maths, I even got As in it in university, but I just hate it with a passion)

    Physics is maths intensive, after pure maths it's the most math intensive. Even a lot of chemistry is maths intensive.
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