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Module Code: MTH207
Module Title: Vector Fields: Theory and Applications
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Mathematical Sciences
Pre-requisites: N/A
To provide an understanding of the various vector integrals, the operators div, grad and curl and the relations between them.

To give an appreciation of the many applications of vector calculus to physical situations.

To provide an introduction to the subjects of fluid mechanics and electromagnetism.
Learning outcomes 
A. Work confidently with different coordinate systems.

B. Evaluate line, surface and volume integrals.

C. Appreciate the need for the operators div, grad and curl together with the associated theorems of Gauss and Stokes.

D. Recognise the many physical situations that involve the use of vector calculus.

E. Apply mathematical modelling methodology to formulate and solve simple problems in electromagnetism and inviscid fluid flow.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials.
Different coordinate systems.

Scalar and vector fields; electrostatic field, Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of a fluid.

Gradient; E = -grad f , dipole field, convective derivative D/Dt.

Surface and volume integrals; divergence, Gauss' theorem, equation of continuity, incompressible flows.

Curl, line integrals, Stokes' theorem; irrotational fields, conservative fields,velocity potential. Maxwell's equations, wave equation, acceleration of a fluid particle.

Applications to fluid motion; Inviscid fluids, boundary conditions, pressure.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39     13      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Mid-Term 15.00
3 Final Exam 85.00

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