Hi,

As a high school student with a great interest in physics I've started to gain an insight on the fundamentals of classical physics and I can say that this is the most fascinating thing I've ever come across.

I'm trying to delve deeper into this field, and would like to understand how mathematics is used in equations.

How does a physicist use math as a way to display his thoughts on a certain matter? say relativity or the photoelectric effect? What is the branch of mathematics called that is used in the applied world?

What math degree would a person need before he is able to understand the more complex equations?

Any good books to recommend for a begginer would be greatly appreciated :wink: