# Vector calculus vs analysis

Hi,

In next semester, I am going to take vector calculus. Here is the course description: Vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, Divergence Theorem and advanced topics such as differential forms or applications to mechanics, fluid mechanics, or electromagnetism.

I've got a month before school starts and I want to go through "Calculus Deconstructed: A Second Course in First-Year Calculus" by Zbigniew Nitecki, but i also want to prepare for the vector calc class. I think in calc 2 and calc 3 I was kind of lost, and passed because of the curves..

This book has 6 chapters: Precalc, Sequences and their limits, continuity, differentiation, integrals, and power series. I think I can make it up to differentiation before school starts.

Can I study this book and count that as my preparation for vector calc? Am i better off just reviewing multivariable calculus?

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Can I study this book and count that as my preparation for vector calc? Am i better off just reviewing multivariable calculus?
You should probably review multivariable calculus, as things like limits and sequences will likely not be the focus of a vector calculus class. Topics like partial derivatives, volume intregrals, and surface integrals will be much more important.

Stephen Tashi and vanhees71
You should probably review multivariable calculus, as things like limits and sequences will likely not be the focus of a vector calculus class. Topics like partial derivatives, volume intregrals, and surface integrals will be much more important.
ahh ok, ill do that then, thanks for the reply

vela
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