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The relevant adjustments that i've got made in getting ready this revised variation of the booklet are the subsequent. (i) Carefuily chosen labored and unworked examples were additional to 6 of the chapters. those examples were taken from type and measure exam papers set during this college and i'm thankful to the college court docket for permission to exploit them. (ii) a few extra subject at the geometrieaI software of veetors has been integrated in bankruptcy 1. (iii) Chapters four and five were mixed into one bankruptcy, a few fabric has been rearranged and a few additional fabric additional. (iv) The bankruptcy on int~gral theorems, now bankruptcy five, has been improved to incorporate an altemative facts of Gauss's theorem, a treatmeot of Green's theorem and a extra prolonged discussioo of the class of vector fields. (v) the single significant swap made in what are actually Chapters 6 and seven is the deletioo of the dialogue of the DOW out of date pot funetioo. (vi) A small a part of bankruptcy eight on Maxwell's equations has been rewritten to offer a fuller account of using scalar and veetor potentials in eleetromagnetic concept, and the devices hired were replaced to the m.k.s. system.

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27(b) with sides dx, dy, its normal being along the axis of Z. Since the reetangle is very small, the value of the component of V at the middle of any side may reasonably be taken as the average value along that side; the arrows show the directions in which the components act. Since Vz, V", Vz are funetions of the co-ordinates (x, y, z) of the middle of the rectangle, the average values along the four sides ah, be, de, ad, 51 THE OPERA TOR V AND ITS USES respectively, are VII 1 oVII +i ax- dx , The line integral around the contour abcd is, therefore, [( V" 1 oV" dx) + 'ia; 1 oV" )] dy - ( V" - iax-dx + x x [( Vx - "21 oV dy ) - ( Vx + "21 oV dy )] dx, ay ay that is, _ OVx) dx dy.

4. If a, b, c are vectors such that bxc=cxa=axb, prove that ax~+b+~=bx~+b+~=cx~+b+~=a Deduce that if, further, a, b, e are non-zero vectors and not all parallel, then a+b+c=O. S. The veetors u, v, w are unit vectors such that v and w both make an angle 8 with u. Prove that the VectOf a = v - w is perpendicular to the veetor u and to the vector b = - u + v + w. IT b is perpendicular to u, show that 8 = 60°. If, further, ahas length I, find the angle between v and wand obtain the volume of the cuboid whose sides are U, a, b.

We have here an important case in which a veetor field is derived from a scalar field by the process of finding the gradient of the tatter. It does not necessarily follow conversely that all vector fields can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar function. Let Vs be a vector which is derived from a scalar S through the relationship Va = gradS = VS. In fig. 25 draw any path, such as that marked path I, between two points A and B in the vector field and let Vs make an angle 8 with o Ftgure 25 Une integrals in a Iamellar field the element ds ot the path; then the product of the length of the element and the component of Vs in its direction is, from p.

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