Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 330 - Vector Analysis

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course 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 2323 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform elementary vector operations
  • Find the equations of lines and planes
  • Differentiate vector functions of one variable
  • Analyze three-dimensioanl 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
  • Vector valued functions
  • Vector fields
  • Line integrals
  • Green, Gauss and Stokes’ theorems

Coordinator
Dr. Bruce O’Neill



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