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What's the difference between Green's theorem, Gauss divergence theorem and Stoke's theorem?

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I'm struggling to understand when i should apply each of those theorems.

Here is what i understand. Please correct my statements below, if needed.

Green's theorem is for evaluating the surface area of a region in a 2D plane, bounded by a simple closed curve.

Gauss divergence theorem is for evaluating the flux in 3D of a surface bounded by a closed curve.

Stoke's theorem is for evaluating the surface area in 3D bounded by a simple closed curve.

It's all a bit mixed in my mind, so i'm not sure which theorem to use, but i've been trying to distinguish between those 3 theorems.

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# Green's, Gauss divergence and Stoke's theorems

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