I am learning about Stokes, Green's, and Gauss Divergence Theorems but from the angle of differential forms (the progression found in Pugh's "Real Mathematical Analysis"). This is supplemented by some more computational books, and I notice that these books frequently toss around i, j, and k, e.g. "F = (f_x)i + (f_y)j" while Pugh does not. This corresponds to "F = (f_x)dx + f_y(dy)", yes? If not, how are the two related, if at all?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Very Basic Vector Calculus Question - dx,dy,dz and i,j,k

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