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Vector calculus

Author: Thomas H Barr
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This brief textbook presents an accessible treatment of multivariable calculus with an early emphasis on linear algebra as a tool. The organization of the text draws strong analogies with the basic  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barr, Thomas H.
Vector calculus.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Barr
ISBN: 0130880051 9780130880055
OCLC Number: 44468874
Description: xi, 458 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Coordinate and Vector Geometry. Rectangular Coordinates and Distance. Graphs of Functions of Two Variables. Quadric Surfaces. Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Vectors in Three-Dimensional Space. The Dot Product, Projection, and Work. The Cross Product and Determinants. Planes and Lines in R3. Vector-Valued Functions. Derivatives and Motion.2. Geometry and Linear Algebra in Rn. Vectors and Coordinate Geometry in Rn. Matrices. Linear Transformations. Geometry of Linear Transformations. Quadratic Forms.3. Differentiation. Graphs, Level Sets, and Vector Fields: Geometry. Limits and Continuity. Open Sets, Closed Sets, and Continuity. Partial Derivatives. Differentiation and the Total Derivative. The Chain Rule.4. Applications of Differentiation. The Gradient and Directional Derivative. Divergence and Curl. Taylor's Theorem. Local Extrema. Constrained Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers.5. Integration. Paths and Arclength. Line Integrals. Double Integrals. Triple Integrals. Parametrized Surfaces and Surface Area. Surface Integrals. Change of Variables in Double Integrals. Change of Variables in Triple Integrals.6. Fundamental Theorems. The Fundamental Theorem for Path Integrals. Green's Theorem. The Divergence Theorem. Stokes's Theorem.7. Laboratory Writing Projects. Plotting Parameterized Surfaces. Making a Movie. A Mechanical Linkage. The Frenet Frame. Bezier Curves. Filling a Lake. Calculating Volume by Changing Coordinates. Predicting Eclipses.Bibliography. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Barr.


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