Spring 2020  MATH 252 D100
Vector Calculus (3)
Class Number: 3698
Delivery Method: In Person
Overview

Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby 
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby

Instructor:
Mary Catherine Kropinski
mkropins@sfu.ca
1 778 7825683

Prerequisites:
MATH 240 or 232, and 251. MATH 240 or 232 may be taken concurrently.
Description
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:
Vector calculus, divergence, gradient and curl; line, surface and volume integrals; conservative fields, theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes; general curvilinear coordinates and tensor notation. Introduction to orthogonality of functions, orthogonal polynomials and Fourier series. Students with credit for MATH 254 may not take MATH 252 for further credit Quantitative.
COURSE DETAILS:
Vectors and vectorvalued functions:
 review of vector algebra, scalar and vector fields
 tensor notation
 acceleration and curvature, geometry of curves and Frenet formulas.
 simply connected domains
 conservative and solenoidal fields and their potentials
 orientable surfaces and surface integrals
 volume integrals
 Green's theorem, the divergence theorem and Stokes theorem
 Applications and consequences of the Fundamental theorem of vector analysis.
 Gradient, divergence, curl and Laplacian in cylindrical, spherical and generalized orthogonal curvilinear coordinates.
Grading
 Homework (approximately 10 weekly assignments) 20%
 Midterm 30%
 Final Exam 50%
NOTES:
THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks.
Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.
Materials
REQUIRED READING:
Introduction to Vector Analysis
7/E
Harry F. Davis and Arthur David Snider
Hawkes Publishing
ISBN: 9780697160997
Registrar Notes:
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