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Vector Calculus Activities - Visualizing Electric Flux
Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Double Integrals: Applications | Vector Fields and Flowlines | Line Integrals | Parametric Surfaces | Divergence and Curl | Surface Integrals | Stokes' Theorems, Vector Potential
This is a nice project on a physics application of flux integrals. Students compute the flux integral through a cube of the electric field of a point charge located (1) at the center of the cube, (2) anywhere inside the cube, (3) on a face of the cube, (4) on an edge of the cube and (5) at a vertex of the cube. Although a Maple worksheet for (1) is provided, any other computer algebra system could be used.
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Creator(s): Shannon Mayer and Corinne Manogue
Contributor(s): Shannon Mayer and Corinne Manogue
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This review was published on June 09, 2011
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