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Author Schey, H. M. (Harry Moritz), 1930-

Title Div, grad, curl, and all that : an informal text on vector calculus / H.M. Schey.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton, [2005]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  515.63 SCH    AVAILABLE
Edition 4th ed.
Description viii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents I. Introduction, vector functions, and electrostatics -- Introduction -- Vector functions -- Electrostatics -- Problems -- II. Surface integrals and the divergence -- Gauss' law -- The unit normal vector -- Definition of surface integrals -- Evaluating surface integrals -- Flux -- Using Gauss' law to find the field -- The divergence -- The divergence in cylindrical and spherical coordinates -- The Del notation -- The divergence theorem -- Two simple applications of the divergence theorem -- Problems -- III. Line integrals and the curl -- Work and line integrals -- Line integrals involving vector functions -- Path independence -- The curl -- The curl in cylindrical and spherical coordinates -- The meaning of the curl -- Differential form of the circulation law -- Stokes' theorem -- An application of Stokes' theorem -- Stokes' theorem and simpl connected regions -- Path independence and the curl -- Problems -- IV. The gradient -- Line integrals and the gradient -- Finding the electrostatic field -- Using Laplace's equation -- Directional derivatives and the gradient -- Geometric significance of the gradient -- The gradient in cylindrical and spherical coordinates -- Problems -- Solutions to problems.
Subject Vector analysis.
ISBN 0393925161 paperback
9780393925166 paperback

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