ERIC Number: ED218105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Levi-Civita Tensor and Identities in Vector Analysis. Vector Field Identities. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Unit 427.
Yiu, Chang-li; Wilde, Carroll O.
Vector analysis is viewed to play a key role in many branches of engineering and the physical sciences. This unit is geared towards deriving identities and establishing "machinery" to make derivations a routine task. It is noted that the module is not an applications unit, but has as its primary objective the goal of providing science, engineering, and mathematics students with powerful means of deriving vector and vector field identities. It is felt the skills a student would gain in studying the material should be very valuable in the practice of applied mathematics. Exercises and a model exam are provided, with answers included for both. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.