Curl and Stokes theorem

Learning objectives

  • Define the curl of a vector field
  • Interpret curl as a circulation density
  • Gain intuitive understanding of Stokes’ theorem

Before class

  • Read Hughes-Hallett sections 20.3, 20.4 and 20.5.
  • Ponder Hughes-Hallett problems: 20.3: 1, 2, 3, 14, 17; 20.4: 1, 17.
  • Complete HW13 on WeBWork
  • Post to Piazza
  • Write solutions to problems 20.1: 6,16, 37, 38; 20.2: 10 to turn in at the beginning of class.

In class

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