- Foreword I
- Foreword II
- Preface
- Acknowledgements
- List of Credits
- List of Symbols
- Vector Algebra
- Real–Valued Functions
- Critical Points
- Vector-Valued Functions
- Integration Over Bounded Regions
- Integration Over Unbounded Regions
- Integration Over Curves and Surfaces
- Theorems of Vector Calculus
- Geometric Algebra
- Theorems of Differential Forms
- Solutions for Chapters
- References
- Subject Index

- Introduction

#### Foreword I

Page: i-i (1)

Author: Vladimir N. Uversky

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010001

#### Foreword II

Page: ii-ii (1)

Author: Thomas Buhse

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010002

#### Preface

Page: iii-iv (2)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010003

#### Acknowledgements

Page: v-v (1)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010004

#### List of Credits

Page: vi-viii (3)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010005

#### List of Symbols

Page: ix-xiii (5)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010006

#### Vector Algebra

Page: 1-20 (20)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010007

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##### Abstract

This chapter defines the concept of vectors on the real coordinate space ℝ

#### Real–Valued Functions

Page: 21-45 (25)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010008

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##### Abstract

This chapter focuses on the characterisation of a real-valued function, its graphs, and level surfaces; its limits, continuity, and differentiation. The operators here reviewed are gradient, directional derivatives, and the polynomial approximation to a function named Taylor´s theorem. All of them will be extensively used in the following chapters.

#### Critical Points

Page: 46-63 (18)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010009

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##### Abstract

This chapter focuses on the identification of the maximum, minimum, or saddle points located in the domain of the real-valued function in a graph of a function. The first part of this chapter focuses on the open set domain of a function and the second part on the closed set domain. The characterization of these points called critical points” is resolved with the Hessian matrix and the Bordered Hessian matrix. Finally, we will review the Implicit Function Theorem.

#### Vector-Valued Functions

Page: 64-74 (11)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010010

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##### Abstract

This chapter focuses on describing the vector-valued function

#### Integration Over Bounded Regions

Page: 75-94 (20)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010011

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##### Abstract

This chapter introduces Riemann’s double and triple integrals over integration domains, bounded by real-valued functions with and without the use of mappings that transform the bounded integration domains.

#### Integration Over Unbounded Regions

Page: 95-102 (8)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010012

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##### Abstract

This section reviews the integrals whose domain of integration corresponds to an unbounded region, or a partially unbounded region, on a plane or in space. This type of integrals are called improper integrals.

#### Integration Over Curves and Surfaces

Page: 103-112 (10)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010013

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##### Abstract

This chapter introduces the Line and Surface Integrals as a measure of the effect of a vector field or scalar field over oriented curves and surfaces.

#### Theorems of Vector Calculus

Page: 113-123 (11)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010014

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##### Abstract

This chapter reviews the theorems of Vector Calculus: Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and Gauss’ theorem. The approach will be done using mappings, to show the operative simplification that can be obtained.

#### Geometric Algebra

Page: 124-138 (15)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010015

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##### Abstract

This chapter intends to be a survey on Exterior Algebra. This algebra is attributed to Hermann Grassmann [Die lineare Ausdehnungslehre, ein neuer Zweig der Mathematik, 1842], and it is formed by two operators: the exterior product and inner product. William K. Clifford unified both products under the geometric product operator and David Hestenes improved the geometric and computer aspects of Geometric algebra. Here, we review the main operators and their properties, as well as their application in the representation of lines and planes.

#### Theorems of Differential Forms

Page: 139-148 (10)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010016

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##### Abstract

This chapter reviews the main aspects of the Differential forms and their application to facilitate the resolution of the integrals involved in Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and Gauss’ theorem.

#### Solutions for Chapters

Page: 149-176 (28)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010017

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##### Abstract

This chapter provides the complete solution to all the exercises pointed out at the end of each chapter of this book. The solutions not only indicate the final result, but the respective procedures are exhibited. It is recommended in all cases that the reader review the solutions to all the exercises.

#### References

Page: 177-179 (3)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010018

#### Subject Index

Page: 180-183 (4)

Author: Carlos Polanco

DOI: 10.2174/9789811415081119010019

## Introduction

Vector calculus is an essential mathematical tool for performing mathematical analysis of physical and natural phenomena. It is employed in advanced applications in the field of engineering and computer simulations. This textbook covers the fundamental requirements of vector calculus in curricula for college students in mathematics and engineering programs. Chapters start from the basics of vector algebra, real valued functions, different forms of integrals, geometric algebra and the various theorems relevant to vector calculus and differential forms. Readers will find a concise and clear study of vector calculus, along with several examples, exercises, and a case study in each chapter. The solutions to the exercises are also included at the end of the book. This is an ideal book for students with a basic background in mathematics who wish to learn about advanced calculus as part of their college curriculum and equip themselves with the knowledge to apply theoretical concepts in practical situations.