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Exterior calculus is a mathematical framework used to study differential forms, which are mathematical objects that generalize the concept of a vector field. It is a powerful tool for solving problems in geometry, physics, and engineering.
Traditional calculus deals with functions of one or more variables, while exterior calculus focuses on the properties of differential forms. It allows for a more general and elegant treatment of multivariate calculus problems.
Exterior calculus has a wide range of applications in mathematical fields such as differential geometry, topology, and algebraic geometry. It is also used in physics to study and solve problems in areas such as electromagnetism, general relativity, and fluid mechanics.
The key concepts in exterior calculus include differential forms, exterior derivative, wedge product, Hodge star operator, and the exterior derivative of a differential form. These concepts are used to define and solve problems in the framework of exterior calculus.
While traditional calculus forms the basis of exterior calculus, it is not necessary to have a thorough understanding of traditional calculus to learn and understand exterior calculus. However, a basic knowledge of multivariable calculus and linear algebra is helpful in understanding the concepts and applications of exterior calculus.