May 22, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 330 - Vector Analysis

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This subject provides a brief study of vector algebra and vector calculus, including velocity and acceleration, space curves, gradient, divergence and curl using the del operator, line, surface and volume integrals, conservative fields, curvilinear coordinates, Green’s theorem, the divergence theorem, and Stokes’ theorem. (prereq: MA 232  or MA 226 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform the elementary vector operations
  • Find the equations of lines and planes
  • Differentiate vector functions of one variable
  • Analyze three-dimensional curves
  • Calculate the divergence and curl of a vector field
  • Calculate line, surface, and volume integrals
  • Use the divergence and Stokes’ theorems to facilitate integral calculation

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Basic vector algebra
  • Three-dimensional analytic geometry
  • Differential and integral calculus

Course Topics
  • Review of vector algebra (5 classes)
  • Vector differential calculus (9 classes)
  • Vector integral calculus (11 classes)
  • EXAMS (2 classes)

Bruce O’Neill

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