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Download Div, Grad, Curl and All That - An Informal Text on Vector Calculus epub

by H M Schey

Widely renowned for its clear and concise coverage of vector calculus, helping science and engineering students gain a thorough understanding of gradient, curl, and Laplacian operators without required knowledge of advanced mathematics.
Download Div, Grad, Curl and All That - An Informal Text on Vector Calculus epub
ISBN: 0393093670
ISBN13: 978-0393093674
Category: Science
Subcategory: Mathematics
Author: H M Schey
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 1, 1973)
Pages: 163 pages
ePUB size: 1808 kb
FB2 size: 1771 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 725
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A very readable book for interested people with familiarity with calculus. The theme of electric fields is followed through the book and helps to tie it together. Few worked examples, but is a good reinforcement with other courses in Vector Calculus, such as Shaums Outline series. Good visuals.
This book is really helpful in understanding Vector Calculus; however, it needs more worked problems that do not skip steps!! If this text came with a problem , example work book similar to an older Schaum outline, it would be a 5 star.
Peace and Be Well
Yes, it's the best available book on the subject.
This book completely eschews mathematical formalism in favor of intuition and completely eschews intuition in favor of mathematical formalism. This book will not teach you how to do vector calculus, how to think of vector calculus mathematically, or how to picture vector calculus. However, if you use it in addition to a number of other works, it may prove useful. I also used kolmogorov & fomin and apostol for formalism, purcell & morin for intuition, and the problems in P&M for calculation, and I now feel like I understand vector calculus.
This book was s required Advanced Calc text In 1968 at RPI, and is written primarily for double E's. One of my current Golf buddies is a retired EE. I gave it to him recently for fun.
I've never been very good at math. However, deciding to beef up my math skills for Multivariable Calculus (and second semester Physics, which was Electricity and Magnetism), I saw this book's title and thought "This definitely sounds informal." As the review shows, I got the original version (it was the one the library had lying around). The book explains not only what div, grad, and curl are but also several applications to Electricity and Magnetism (even asking you to derive Maxwell's Equation in the very end!), which seems very useful to know. Additionally, the simple style Schey incorporates into his explanations make them incredibly clear to even those whose forte is not math. The tone Schey takes is also very informal, which makes the reading much easier. I had studied basic Multivariable Calculus on my own (from Stewart's) and that helped a lot in having familiarity with surface integrals and the like, but this book definitely solidified the concepts. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wishes to get a fun and (very) informative book on Vector Calculus.