Course syllabus

Vector Analysis

FMFF01, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To introduce the student to the methods of vector analysis, both theory and applications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

come to an understanding of the relation between the mathematical model and the physical reality.


Scalar and vector fields. Gradient and divergence. Surface integrals and the divegence theorem. Applications to heat conduction and electrical currents. Spherical and cylindrical coordinates. Curl and Stokes theorem. Potentials and singular fields.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam.


Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear Algebra, FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, FMA430 Calculus in Severable Variables, FMEA05 Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Particle Dynamics, FMEA20 Mechanics - Dynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS050

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stephanie Reimann,
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