# Vector Calculus Problem

• Nicolaus
In summary, the conversation discusses finding a sequence of partitions that satisfies certain conditions, such as the mesh size approaching zero and the maximum area of a sub rectangle approaching zero. The concept of "mesh size" is also defined as the maximum side length of any of the rectangles in the partition.

#### Nicolaus

Hi, I need help getting a start on this exercise.

Let R be the unit square.
Find sequence of partitions such that the mesh size goes to zero as sequence goes to infinity -> for this, is this just a series of sub rectangles whose respective areas shrink at the same rate with respect to one another?

Find a sequence of partitions such that the max area of a sub rectangle tends to 0 while the mesh size of partition does not tend to zero as the limit approaches infinity of sequence of partitions.

How are you defining "mesh size"? I'm guessing it is the maximum side length of any of the rectangles in the partition? If so, consider dividing the unit square into ##N## rectangles of equal size, with length ##1## and width ##1/N##. Then the mesh size is ##1## regardless of how many rectangles you use.

The mesh size is defined as the Euclidean normal of the sub rectangle

## What is vector calculus?

Vector calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of vector fields and their properties. It involves the use of vectors and their derivatives to solve problems related to fields such as physics, engineering, and economics.

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## What is the difference between a scalar and a vector?

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## What is a vector field?

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