Normally I abhor such mutilation of books, however, this time it proved to be very helpful and a valuable check on my own thinking.

However, with the introduction of the line integral and the curl, things began to get a bit trickier. The functional nature added an important new level of abstraction. Normally I abhor such mutilation of books, however, this time it proved to be very helpful and a valuable check on my own thinking. Still, even with all this, for those unfamiliar with the basics concepts of vector calculus, the book is not going to be a "walk over.

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Div grad curl was an incredible experience to me. The author builds the way up from geometric considerations to eventually deriving the div, grad . A short and concise book for getting intuition on vector calculus as a tool for physics. The author builds the way up from geometric considerations to eventually deriving the div, grad, curl and laplacian operators of vector calculus (hence the title). A decent understanding of trigonometry and single variable calculus are mandatory prerequisites. It starts out by explicitly setting a goal to find the electric field due to any distribution of charges, and then it approaches the goal step by step, introducing the concepts of vector calculus to overcome the obstacles one by one, in a very logical progression.

H. M. Schey is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

students gain a thorough understanding of gradient, curl, and Laplacian operators without required knowledge of advanced mathematics.

Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus. Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus.

Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus, 3ed. H. Schey.

Calculus, 3rd Ed - H M Schey (1997) - Ebook download as PDF File . df), Text File . xt) or read book online

Div, Grad, Curl, And All That - An Informal Text on Vector Calculus, 3rd Ed - H M Schey (1997) - Ebook download as PDF File . xt) or read book online.