Gradient fields

Learning objectives

  • Distinguish gradient vector fields by properties of their line integrals
  • Find potential functions for gradient vector fields
  • Connect the language of vector fields with that of differentials

Before class

  • Read Hughes-Hallett section 18.3
  • Ponder Hughes-Hallett problems:  18.3: 1, 3, 6, 10, 19, 21, 22, 34.
  • Post to Piazza

In class