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Book recommendation for vector calculus.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 #1
    Hello, I'm learning vector calculus in my physics class. We're using Mathematical methods for Physicists by Arfken, but I think it makes a better reference source than something to learn the concepts from. I've downloaded the Feynman lectures which seem to be pretty good so far, but I was wondering if there's another book that someone could recommend.. starting with the very basics. Thanks!
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  3. Sep 22, 2010 #2
    I guess everyone must have taken courses which thoroughly explained the subject.
  4. Sep 22, 2010 #3
    Div, Grad, Curl & All That covers that stuff, and was also written by a physicist, like a lot of good books on that stuff actually. joseph coffin also wrote a good one; the last third or so is all about applications to physics, and an appendix with a big list of all the important formulas
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
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