*assignment*Sphere in Cylindrical Coordinates*assignment*Homework##### Sphere in Cylindrical Coordinates

Static Fields 2022 (3 years) Find the surface area of a sphere*using cylindrical coordinates*.*assignment*Vector Sketch (Curvilinear Coordinates)*assignment*Homework##### Vector Sketch (Curvilinear Coordinates)

Static Fields 2022 Sketch each of the vector fields below.- \(\boldsymbol{\vec K}=s\,\boldsymbol{\hat s}\)
- \(\boldsymbol{\vec L}=\frac1s\boldsymbol{\hat\phi}\)
- \(\boldsymbol{\vec M}=\sin\phi\,\boldsymbol{\hat s}\)
- \(\boldsymbol{\vec N}=\sin(2\pi s)\,\boldsymbol{\hat\phi}\)

*assignment*Vectors*assignment*Homework##### Vectors

vector geometry Static Fields 2022 (3 years)Let \begin{align} \boldsymbol{\vec a} &= \boldsymbol{\hat x}-3\boldsymbol{\hat y}-\boldsymbol{\hat z}\\ \boldsymbol{\vec b} &= \boldsymbol{\hat x}+\boldsymbol{\hat y}+2\boldsymbol{\hat z}\\ {\boldsymbol{\vec c}} &= -2\boldsymbol{\hat x}-\boldsymbol{\hat y}+\boldsymbol{\hat z}\\ \boldsymbol{\vec d} &= -\boldsymbol{\hat x}-\boldsymbol{\hat y}+\boldsymbol{\hat z} \end{align}

Which pairs (if any) of these vectors

- Are perpendicular?
- Are parallel?
- Have an angle less than \(\pi/2\) between them?
- Have an angle of more than \(\pi/2\) between them?

*assignment*Vector Sketch (Rectangular Coordinates)*assignment*Homework##### Vector Sketch (Rectangular Coordinates)

vector fields Static Fields 2022 (3 years) Sketch each of the vector fields below.- \(\boldsymbol{\vec F} =-y\,\boldsymbol{\hat x} + x\,\boldsymbol{\hat y}\)
- \(\boldsymbol{\vec G} = x\,\boldsymbol{\hat x} + y\,\boldsymbol{\hat y}\)
- \(\boldsymbol{\vec H} = y\,\boldsymbol{\hat x} + x\,\boldsymbol{\hat y}\)

*assignment*The Path*assignment*Homework##### The Path

Vector Calculus I 2022 You are climbing a hill along the steepest path, whose slope at your current location is \(1\over5\). There is another path branching off at an angle of \(30^\circ\) (\(\pi\over6\)). How steep is it?*assignment*Cross Triangle*assignment*Homework##### Cross Triangle

Static Fields 2022 (5 years)Use the cross product to find the components of the unit vector \(\mathbf{\boldsymbol{\hat n}}\) perpendicular to the plane shown in the figure below, i.e. the plane joining the points \(\{(1,0,0),(0,1,0),(0,0,1)\}\).

*group*DELETE Navigating a Hill*group*Small Group Activity30 min.

##### DELETE Navigating a Hill

Static Fields 2022 (4 years) In this small group activity, students determine various aspects of local points on an elliptic hill which is a function of two variables. The gradient is emphasized as a local quantity which points in the direction of greatest change at a point in the scalar field.*assignment*Curl Practice including Curvilinear Coordinates*assignment*Homework##### Curl Practice including Curvilinear Coordinates

Calculate the curl of each of the following vector fields. You may look up the formulas for curl in curvilinear coordinates.

- \begin{equation} \vec{F}=z^2\,\hat{x} + x^2 \,\hat{y} -y^2 \,\hat{z} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{G} = e^{-x} \,\hat{x} + e^{-y} \,\hat{y} +e^{-z} \,\hat{z} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{H} = yz\,\hat{x} + zx\,\hat{y} + xy\,\hat{z} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{I} = x^2\,\hat{x} + z^2\,\hat{y} + y^2\,\hat{z} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{J} = xy\,\hat{x} + xz\,\hat{y} + yz\,\hat{z} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{K} = s^2\,\hat{s} \end{equation}
- \begin{equation} \vec{L} = r^3\,\hat{\phi} \end{equation}

*group*The Hillside*group*Small Group Activity30 min.

##### The Hillside

Vector Calculus I 2022 Students work in groups to measure the steepest slope and direction on a plastic surface, and to compare their result with the gradient vector, obtained by measuring its components (the slopes in the coordinate directions).*group*Directional Derivatives*group*Small Group Activity30 min.

##### Directional Derivatives

Vector Calculus I 2022 This small group activity using surfaces relates the geometric definition of directional derivatives to the components of the gradient vector. Students work in small groups to measure a directional derivative directly, then compare its components with measured partial derivatives in rectangular coordinates. The whole class wrap-up discussion emphasizes the relationship between the geometric gradient vector and directional derivatives.- Static Fields 2022 (3 years) Find the upward pointing flux of the vector field \(\boldsymbol{\vec{H}}=2z\,\boldsymbol{\hat{x}} +\frac{1}{x^2+1}\boldsymbol{\hat{y}}+(3+2z)\boldsymbol{\hat{z}}\) through the rectangle \(R\) with one edge along the \(y\) axis and the other in the \(xz\)-plane along the line \(z=x\), with \(0\le y\le2\) and \(0\le x\le3\).