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Gradient, Divergence and Curl

  • Paul C. Matthews
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Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

This chapter introduces important concepts concerning the differentiation of scalar and vector quantities in three dimensions. These concepts form the core of the subject of vector calculus. In this preliminary section, the methods of partial differentiation and Taylor series are reviewed.

Keywords

Vector Field Partial Derivative Scalar Field Taylor Series Directional Derivative 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Matthews
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  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of NottinghamUniversity ParkUK

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