Course content: Vector algebra, lines, planes; vector valued functions, curves, tangent lines, arc length, line integrals; directional derivative and gradient; divergence, curl, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems, geometric interpretations. See syllabus for details.
Prerequisites: Grade of C (not C-) or better in 264, or permission of department chairperson.
Introduction to Vector Analysis by H. F. Davies and A. D. Snider, 7th Edition, Hawkes Publishing, ISBN: 0-697-16099-8.
We will cover most of the book as outlined in the syllabus.
Schaum's Outlines - Vector Analysis McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-060228-X.
This is a good source of solved problems and examples.
Div, Grad, Curl and all that: an informal text on vector calculus by H. M. Schey, 4th Edition, W. W. Norton & Co., N.Y. (2005).
Exams: There will be two midterms and a cumulative final exam.
Make-up exams can be arranged for exams missed with a VALID excuse (illness, family emergency, active participation in scholarly or athletic activities), and ONLY if prior notice is given.
Homework: Homework problems assigned on each class period are due the next class period. The two lowest homework grades will be dropped. Please no late homework!
Grades: The final grade will be determined by homework (25%), two midterms( 50%) and a final exam (25%).
Americans with Disabilities Act: Qualified students with disabilities needing appropriate academic adjustments should contact me as soon as possible to ensure your needs are met in a timely manner. Handouts are available in alternative accessible formats upon request.
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Last updated: 10 August 2005