
#1
Apr112, 07:09 PM

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I'm studying Vector Calculus right now, and I'll have a test about Coordinate Transformation soon. But the book my teacher recommended (Mathematical Methods for Physicists  Arfken) is way too hard to understand this subject. Does anyone know any good material about this that I can find on internet?
Thank you. 



#2
Apr112, 07:18 PM

P: 4,570

For something more intuitive I would recommend the book "Div, Grad, Curl and all That". If you are at a university I think your library should have this book. Div, grad, curl, and all that : an informal text on vector calculus / H.M. Schey Published New York : W.W. Norton, c1992 Not sure if there are newer versions, but this one definitely exists. 



#3
Apr112, 07:49 PM

P: 29

I just need to have an idea of how, given a transformation, I find a new basis, a normalized basis, the displacement, gradient, the volume in the new basis... This kind of thing. If anyone else knows any other book, please tell me, it would help me a lot (: 


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