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ERIC Number: EJ1169560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Tensor Calculus: Unlearning Vector Calculus
Lee, Wha-Suck; Engelbrecht, Johann; Moller, Rita
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n2 p293-304 2018
Tensor calculus is critical in the study of the vector calculus of the surface of a body. Indeed, tensor calculus is a natural step-up for vector calculus. This paper presents some pitfalls of a traditional course in vector calculus in transitioning to tensor calculus. We show how a deeper emphasis on traditional topics such as the Jacobian can serve as a bridge for vector calculus into tensor calculus.
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Language: English
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