# Revisiting Green's Theorem: Notes & Videos

• the_godfather
In summary, Green's Theorem is a mathematical theorem used to calculate the area of a closed shape by integrating the values of its boundary. It has various applications in physics, engineering, and other fields of science, as well as in computer graphics and image processing. It is also a special case of Stokes' Theorem, which relates a line integral to a surface integral. Some common misconceptions about Green's Theorem are that it only applies to simple shapes and that it is only useful for calculating areas. To learn more about Green's Theorem, there are many online resources and textbooks available, and practicing problems can help solidify understanding.
the_godfather
any good notes/videos concerning green's theorem in plane?
unfortunately missed my double lecture on it due to illness

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-02Fall-2007/VideoLectures/index.htm

awesome thanks
exactly what I'm looking for

## 1. What is Green's Theorem?

Green's Theorem is a mathematical theorem that relates the line integral of a two-dimensional vector field over a closed curve to a double integral over the region enclosed by the curve. In simpler terms, it provides a way to calculate the area of a closed shape by integrating the values of its boundary.

## 2. What are the applications of Green's Theorem?

Green's Theorem has many applications in physics, engineering, and other fields of science. It can be used to calculate work done by a force, electric flux, fluid flow, and more. It is also used in computer graphics and image processing for shape manipulation and transformation.

## 3. How is Green's Theorem related to Stokes' Theorem?

Green's Theorem is a special case of Stokes' Theorem, which is a generalization of the fundamental theorem of calculus to higher dimensions. Both theorems relate a line integral to a surface integral, but Green's Theorem is specific to two-dimensional vector fields while Stokes' Theorem applies to three-dimensional vector fields.

## 4. What are some common misconceptions about Green's Theorem?

One common misconception is that Green's Theorem only applies to simple, closed shapes like circles or rectangles. In reality, it can be used for any closed curve, no matter how complex. Another misconception is that Green's Theorem is only useful for calculating areas, when in fact it has many other applications as mentioned earlier.

There are many online resources available for learning about Green's Theorem, including notes and videos. You can also refer to textbooks on calculus or vector calculus for a more in-depth understanding. Additionally, practicing problems and applying the theorem to real-world scenarios can help solidify your understanding.

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