This * Hypertext Handout* is ** not** required reading for Physics 200.
It is provided as a supplementary aid for those who want to
learn a little more about a powerful and elegant mathematical tool
that is particularly useful for describing
electricity and magnetism (E&M).

You will ** not** need to * use* vector calculus in Physics 200;
understanding it will not give you any obvious practical advantage
on homework or exams in this course, except insofar as every part of
physics and mathematics helps to illuminate every other part.
This is just for fun!

- Functions of Several Variables
- Operators
- Examples of the Gradient of a Scalar Function
- The Divergence of a Vector Field
- The Curl of a Vector Field
- The Laplacian Operator
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