Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach
3rd edition (out of print)
ISBN 9780971576636
802 pages, hardcover, smythe-sewn binding
June 2007
See the current, 5th edition
Sections added to the 3rd edition
Eigenvectors and eigenvalues:
Section 2.7 on eigenvectors, eigenvalues, and diagonalization bypasses the determinant; a few pages in Chapter
4 connect this discussion with determinants and the characteristic function.
Integration and curvature: Section 5.4 discusses the Gauss map.
Electromagnetism and differential forms (Section 6.9)
Other changes compared to the 2nd edition:
- New examples Notably an extended example on checking boundary points when looking for critical points of functions
Uniqueness of row echelon form The first and second editions left the proof of uniqueness in theorem 2.1.8 as an exercise. Now this important result is in the text.
New exercises Including an exercise proving a version of Kantorovich's theorem with a weaker continuity condition on the derivatives; this has implications for the inverse and implicit function theorems.
- New proof of the generalized Stokes's theorem
- Programs posted on web No more laborious typing! The three programs used in the book are available for cut-and-paste at math programs.