Problem Solving in Vector Calculus

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Course Description and Grading Breakdown

The course will be a quick introduction to some of the tools you need in vector calculus. Specifically, we will cover
  • vectors, dot products, cross products, matrices and their determinants
  • using vectors to describe shapes in two and three dimensions
  • double and triple integrals
  • iterated integrals in other coordinate systems such as polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates
  • partial derivatives, div, grad, curl and their meanings
  • line integrals, surface integrals, volume integrals
  • Gauss', Stokes' theorems
  • anything else that needs covering!

Grades will be based on attendance. If there is a clash with another class please contact Konrad ASAP.

Course Meeting Time and Location

Monday and Wednesday
7:30 - 8:55 pm
142 Keck Engineering Laboratory

Course Instructor Contact Information

Dr. Elena Mantovan
111 Math Building (Building 15)

TA Contact Information

Konrad Pilch
2-H Math Building (Building 15)

Course Schedule and Textbook

The main textbook that I will use is "div, grad, curl and all that - an informal text on vector calculus" 4th edition by HM Schey.

Course Policies

Standard Honor Code applies.


There are no assignments in this class.

Midterm and Final Exam

There are no exams in this class.

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