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« on: November 20, 2012, 04:10:36 pm »
I am currently a high school freshman and have finished most of the math my school offers. I understand Calculus I/II(BC/Single Variable) and have a relatively good understanding of Calculus III(Multivariate) up to surface integrals. I have some understanding of differential equations, linear algebra, and some real analysis(though very little). What should I study to keep going in math? I am very interested in math and want to keep learning. The few things I have to consider though is that I have to do most of the learning on my own since I know no one who is anywhere near my level at math(well at least no students teacher is probably close) irl. I also am applying to a program called TAMS that basically has you live at college for two years to finish high school. One of the things they want you to do though is take a test at the beginning that is supposed to tell them where you are in math. From what I've heard it goes through linear algebra and differential equations. I would love to do really good at that test and at the least get out of most of the classes so I can do math I haven't already taught myself. thanks for any help.

EDIT: Basically what I'm trying to ask is what should I study next in math? It seems there are a lot of choices and I want to study something interesting, but I also want it to help me later on in college and high school.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 04:19:28 pm by ruler501 »
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Re: Study Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 04:14:58 pm »
you really sound like a spambot without the links. So what you're asking is help with math? I don't really get it O.o
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Re: Study Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 04:18:26 pm »
Beyond calculus, you could go towards the CS route with Discrete mathematics and Data Structures.

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Re: Study Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 04:19:59 pm »
sorry. I read back over it just now and it does seem kind of disordered. I added an edit that I hope clarifies it a little
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Re: Study Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 11:30:42 am »
Beyond calculus, you could go towards the CS route with Discrete mathematics and Data Structures.
* shmibs was about to suggest that.
you are definitely going to run into some number theory stuff, whether you decide on a computer-based career or want to be a math major.

beyond that, just finding real-world applications for the things you've already studied would be very helpful as well.