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This book introduces students to vector analysis, a concise way of presenting certain kinds of equations and a natural aid for forming mental pictures of physical and geometrical ideas. Students of the physical sciences and of physics, mechanics, electromagnetic theory, aerodynamics and a number of other fields will find this a rewarding and practical treatment of vector analysis. Key points are made memorable with the hundreds of problems with step-by-step solutions, and many review questions with answers.
Prize-winning study traces the rise of the vector concept from the discovery of complex numbers through the systems of hypercomplex numbers to the final acceptance around 1910 of the modern system of vector analysis.
This book can be used in the classroom or as an in-depth self-study guide. Its unique programmed approach patiently presents the mathematics in a step-by-step fashion together with a wealth of worked examples and exercises. It also contains quizzes, learning outcomes, and "Can You?" checklists that guide readers through each topic and reinforce learning and comprehension.
This fully revised and thoroughly updated second edition takes into account the constructive suggestions received from teachers and students alike on the first edition. A new chapter on Generalized Coordinate System has been added to make the book complete. Some more examples have been provided to highlight the applicability of vectors in physics and engineering. The answers to all the end-of-chapter exercises have been given in this edition to enhance the utility of the book. Beginning with the basic concepts of vector methods and various operations of vector-valued functions such as continuity, differentiability, and integrability, the three fundamental differential operators-gradient, divergence, and curl-are fully explored. The text then moves on to provide the essentials of differential geometry with particular reference to curvature and torsion, and Serret-Frenet equations. The chapter on mechanics demonstrates the strength of vectors in tackling physical problems. The book concludes with a new chapter on notions of vectors in the generalized coordinate system. This book is primarily intended for use by undergraduate students of mathematics and science for a course in vector analysis. It will also be useful to engineering students, as part of a course in engineering mathematics, where they are introduced to vector algebra, so essential for assimilating a better understanding of the physical aspects of the theory.
This book play a major role as basic tools in Differential geometry, Mechanics, Fluid Mathematics. The bulk of the book consists of five chapters on Vector Analysis and its applications. Each chapter is accompanied by a problem set. The problem sets constitute an integral part of the book. Solving the problems will expose you to the geometric, symbolic and numerical features of multivariable calculus. Contents: Algebra of Vectors, Differentiation of Vectors, Gradient Divergence and Curl, Vector Integration, Application of Vector Integration.
This text combines the logical approach of a mathematical subject with the intuitive approach of engineering and physical topics. Applications include kinematics, mechanics, and electromagnetic theory. Includes exercises and answers. 1955 edition.