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By Alan Macdonald
This textbook for the undergraduate vector calculus path offers a unified remedy of vector and geometric calculus.
This is a fourth printing, corrected and a bit revised.
The e-book is a sequel to the textual content Linear and Geometric Algebra through an analogous writer. That textual content is a prerequisite for this one. Its website is at faculty.luther.edu/~macdonal/laga.
Linear algebra and vector calculus have supplied the elemental vocabulary of arithmetic in dimensions more than one for the previous 100 years. simply as geometric algebra generalizes linear algebra in robust methods, geometric calculus generalizes vector calculus in robust ways.
Traditional vector calculus themes are coated, as they have to be, because readers will come across them in different texts and out within the world.
Differential geometry is used this present day in lots of disciplines. a last bankruptcy is dedicated to it.
Visit the book's website at faculty.luther.edu/~macdonal/vagc to obtain its desk of contents, preface, and index.
From a assessment of Linear and Geometric Algebra:
Alan Macdonald's textual content is a superb source while you are simply starting the research of geometric algebra and want to study or overview conventional linear algebra within the method. The readability and evenness of the writing, in addition to the originality of presentation that's glaring all through this article, recommend that the writer has been winning as a arithmetic instructor within the undergraduate lecture room. This rigorously crafted textual content is perfect for an individual studying geometric algebra in relative isolation, which i believe stands out as the case for plenty of readers.
-- Jeffrey Dunham, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of normal Sciences, Middlebury collage
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