**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 Dmitri ASAP.
**Course Meeting Time and Location**Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 - 8:55 pm 310 Linde
**Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours**
375 Linde Hall
**TA Contact Information and Office Hours**
308 Linde Hall Office Hours by appointment
**Course Schedule and Textbook**
The main textbook is **"div, grad, curl and all that - an informal text on vector calculus"** 4th edition by HM Schey.
Another good reference, especially for the early material, is **"Vector Calculus"** 6th edition by Marsden and Tromba.
See also K. Pilch's notes from last year's course, available here.
Also very useful is T. Einav's math bootcamp for Physics 1b An, available here.
**Date** | **Topic ** | Tues, Jan 8 | Vectors, inner products, length | Thurs, Jan 10 | Determinants, cross products, and volume |
**Course Policies**
Standard Honor Code applies.
**Example Problems and Other Handouts**
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