Div, Grad, Curl And All That – An Informal Text on Vector Calculus 3rd ed – H. Schey (Norton, ) , Oct , K. Div, Grad, Curl And All . Page 1. div grad an curl informal and on text. Vector all calculus that third edition. h. m. schey. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Div, grad, curl, and all that: an informal text on vector calculus / H.M. Schey Schey, Harry M. (Harry Moritz), · View online · Borrow · Buy.

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Jun 17, Nick Black rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ckrl by: While the small size makes for a quick and easy read, it certainly would not hurt if the next edition was bumped up to pages. I recommend the Physics undergrad read this the summer before their first year of university studies. Readers just need to know some basic calculus and a glimpse of multivariable calculus to understand it all.

This book satisfies the desire for derivation and motivation over rigor. Read this is an evening to get ready for prelims. An extremely useful book for vector calculus that you’ll probably go back to more than once especially if you’re into Physics. A lot of meaningful things shcey be added as there are a lot of topics that beg for this kind of basic yet highly intuitive and pictorial exposition. If you’re interested by the historical context around Maxwell’s equations, there is episode 10 of the TV series “Cosmos” by Neil deGrasse Tyson rest of the show is pretty cool tooand chapter 11 scehy “17 Equations That Changed The World” by Ian Stewart other chapters pretty cool too, with 8 on the wave equation as known before discovered in electromagnetism.


The author builds the way up from geometric considerations to eventually deriving the div, grad, curl and laplacian operators of vector calculus hence the title.

Almost always they make you go back to the text of the chapter for a second read. Aug 21, Umair Hasan added it. Open Dig See a Problem? And the reason is that most of them are trivial. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I give it a 4-star rating because while it has many very good points that differentiate it from other books on Vector Calculus, it also has some restrictions.

Exercises are more difficult as chapters progress.

I also found my understanding of calculus to improve as a result of doing them. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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These restrictions are just enough to justify a 4-star rating, although I would gladly give it an easy 5-star rating if it had just a bit more examples. I’ve read that mathematicians prefer proofs, physicists derivations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hrad Kagey rated it really liked it Oct 23, cur So overall its an intuitive first introduction to the subject that requires elementary calculus as the only prerequisite.

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Arc rated it really liked it Jun 25, Sep 22, Kourtney rated it it was amazing. Exercises at the end of each chapter are a must. At many occasions I have found that non-trivial exercises give small details that can largely enforce one’s intuition and understanding. I also found the practice problems to be really helpful, as they are not overly-difficult and tend to reinforce the most important concepts.


Steve rated it really liked it Aug 19, I didn’t discover it until the end of my course in vector calculus, and I wish I had used it as a companion piece for the course. Since the publication of the First Edition over thirty years ago, Div, Grad, Curl, and All That has been widely renowned for its clear and concise coverage of vector calculus, helping science and engineering students gain a thorough understanding of gradient, grd, and Laplacian operators without required knowledge of advanced mathematics.

This book was recommended to me while I was discussing how I wanted to review my college math textbooks A proof may reassure you that a theorem is true, but give you no insight into how it was discovered.

Jul 31, Erickson rated it it was amazing Shelves: It also helps build intuitions for calculus courses which are more rigorous, since the author specifies in what sense he is being “sloppy” by stating what are needed to make some arguments work in rigorous manner. Marco rated it did not like it Nov 17, Sep 10, Travis Johnson rated it it was amazing.

DIV, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus by Harry M. Schey

Paperbackpages. Multi variable calculus would be helpful too, I found to be able to compensate using a search engine. Scgey the way you also learn theorems that are not so closely tied to the goal. I highly recommend it.