Vector Calculus

Vector Calculus

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This text uses the language and notation of vectors and matrices to clarify issues in multivariable calculus. Accessible to anyone with a good background in single-variable calculus, it presents more linear algebra than usually found in a multivariable calculus book. Colley balances this with very clear and expansive exposition, many figures, and numerous, wide-ranging exercises. Instructors will appreciate Colley's writing style, mathematical precision, level of rigor, and full selection of topics treated. Vectors: Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions. More About Vectors. The Dot Product. The Cross Product. Equations for Planes; Distance Problems. Some n-Dimensional Geometry. New Coordinate Systems. Differentiation in Several Variables: Functions of Several Variables; Graphing Surfaces. Limits. The Derivative. Properties; Higher-Order Partial Derivatives; Newton's Method. The Chain Rule. Directional Derivatives and the Gradient. Vector-Valued Functions: Parametrized Curves and Kepler's Laws. Arclength and Differential Geometry. Vector Fields: An Introduction. Gradient, Divergence, Curl, and the Del Operator. Maxima and Minima in Several Variables: Differentials and Taylor's Theorem. Extrema of Functions. Lagrange Multipliers. Some Applications of Extrema. Multiple Integration: Introduction: Areas and Volumes. Double Integrals. Changing the Order of Integration. Triple Integrals. Change of Variables. Applications of Integration. Line Integrals: Scalar and Vector Line Integrals. Green's Theorem. Conservative Vector Fields. Surface Integrals and Vector Analysis: Parametrized Surfaces. Surface Integrals. Stokes's and Gauss's Theorems. Further Vector Analysis; Maxwell's Equations. Vector Analysis in Higher Dimensions: An Introduction to Differential Forms. Manifolds and Integrals of k-forms. The Generalized Stokes's Theorem. For all readers interested in multivariable calculus.This text uses the language and notation of vectors and matrices to clarify issues in multivariable calculus.

Title:Vector Calculus
Author:Susan Jane Colley
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2006


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