**Author**: Paul C. Matthews

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 1447105974

**Category:** Mathematics

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Vector calculus is the fundamental language of mathematical physics. It pro vides a way to describe physical quantities in three-dimensional space and the way in which these quantities vary. Many topics in the physical sciences can be analysed mathematically using the techniques of vector calculus. These top ics include fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and electromagnetism, all of which involve a description of vector and scalar quantities in three dimensions. This book assumes no previous knowledge of vectors. However, it is assumed that the reader has a knowledge of basic calculus, including differentiation, integration and partial differentiation. Some knowledge of linear algebra is also required, particularly the concepts of matrices and determinants. The book is designed to be self-contained, so that it is suitable for a pro gramme of individual study. Each of the eight chapters introduces a new topic, and to facilitate understanding of the material, frequent reference is made to physical applications. The physical nature of the subject is clarified with over sixty diagrams, which provide an important aid to the comprehension of the new concepts. Following the introduction of each new topic, worked examples are provided. It is essential that these are studied carefully, so that a full un derstanding is developed before moving ahead. Like much of mathematics, each section of the book is built on the foundations laid in the earlier sections and chapters.

Vector calculus is the foundation stone on which a vast amount of mathematical physics is based (for example, fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and general relativity all involve a description of vector and scalar quantities in three dimensions) so it is important that students have a thorough grasp of it before moving on to more advanced areas of mathematics. Most books are aimed at engineering applications: this book focuses on the underlying mathematical structure of the subject and is aimed at first and second year undergraduate mathematic students.

This book gives a comprehensive and thorough introduction to ideas and major results of the theory of functions of several variables and of modern vector calculus in two and three dimensions. Clear and easy-to-follow writing style, carefully crafted examples, wide spectrum of applications and numerous illustrations, diagrams, and graphs invite students to use the textbook actively, helping them to both enforce their understanding of the material and to brush up on necessary technical and computational skills. Particular attention has been given to the material that some students find challenging, such as the chain rule, Implicit Function Theorem, parametrizations, or the Change of Variables Theorem.

This bestselling vector calculus text helps students gain a solid, intuitive understanding of this important subject. The book's careful contemporary balance between theory, application, and historical development, provides readers with insights into how mathematics progresses and is in turn influenced by the natural world. The new edition offers a contemporary design, an increased number of practice exercises, and content changes based on reviewer feedback, giving this classic text a modern appeal.

Building on previous texts in the Modular Mathematics series, in particular 'Vectors in Two or Three Dimensions' and 'Calculus and ODEs', this book introduces the student to the concept of vector calculus. It provides an overview of some of the key techniques as well as examining functions of more than one variable, including partial differentiation and multiple integration. Undergraduates who already have a basic understanding of calculus and vectors, will find this text provides tools with which to progress onto further studies; scientists who need an overview of higher order differential equations will find it a useful introduction and basic reference.

Contents: Differentiation and Integration of Vectors, Multiple Vectors, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Green s Gauss s and Stoke s Theorem.

The aim of this book is to facilitate the use of Stokes' Theorem in applications. The text takes a differential geometric point of view and provides for the student a bridge between pure and applied mathematics by carefully building a formal rigorous development of the topic and following this through to concrete applications in two and three variables. Key topics include vectors and vector fields, line integrals, regular k-surfaces, flux of a vector field, orientation of a surface, differential forms, Stokes' theorem, and divergence theorem. This book is intended for upper undergraduate students who have completed a standard introduction to differential and integral calculus for functions of several variables. The book can also be useful to engineering and physics students who know how to handle the theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss, but would like to explore the topic further.

This brief book presents an accessible treatment of multivariable calculus with an early emphasis on linear algebra as a tool. Its organization draws strong analogies with the basic ideas of elementary calculus (derivative, integral, and fundamental theorem). Traditional in approach, it is written with an assumption that the student reader may have computing facilities for two- and three-dimensional graphics, and for doing symbolic algebra. Chapter topics include coordinate and vector geometry, differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration, and fundamental theorems. For those with knowledge of introductory calculus in a wide range of disciplines including—but not limited to—mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, and economics.

Normal 0 false false false Vector Calculus, Fourth Edition, uses the language and notation of vectors and matrices to teach multivariable calculus. It is ideal for students with a solid background in single-variable calculus who are capable of thinking in more general terms about the topics in the course. This text is distinguished from others by its readable narrative, numerous figures, thoughtfully selected examples, and carefully crafted exercise sets. Colley includes not only basic and advanced exercises, but also mid-level exercises that form a necessary bridge between the two.

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This text is intended for a one-semester course in the Calculus of functions of several variables and vector analysis taught at college level. This course is, normally known as , vector calculus, or multi variable calculus, or simply calculus-III. The course usually is preceded by a beginning course in linear algebra. The prerequisite for this course is the knowledge of the fundamen- tal of one-variable calculus, differentiation and integration of the standard functions. The text includes most of the basic theories as well as many related examples and problems. There are many exercises throughout the text, which in my experience are more than enough for a semester course in this subject. I include enough examples for each topics in each section to illustrate and help the student to practice his/her skills. Also, added problems that ask the student to reflect on and explore in his/her own words some of the important ideas of Vector Calculus. I have included material enough to be covered during a simple semester with- out a hassle, and it should be possible to work through the entire book with reasonable care. Most of the exercises are relatively routine computations to moderate and productive problems, to help the students understand the concept of each topic. Each section in a chapter is concluded with a set of exercises that review and extend the ideas that was introduced in the chapter, or section. Computer softwares were not included in this book. Most of the exercises can be solved easily by hand, but I advise the students to use Mathematica, or Maple to graph the functions in each problem to visualize the problem, and understand it better. Some of the homework might require the use of Mathematica.

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