In this section we present some of the widely used identities of vector

# In this section we present some of the widely used

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In this section, we present some of the widely used identities of vector calculus using the traditional vector notation as well as its equivalent tensor notation. In the following bullet points, f and h are differentiable scalar fields; A , B , C and D are differentiable vector fields; and r = x i e i is the position vector. ∇ · r = n m (213) i x i = n where n is the space dimension.
5.4 Common Identities in Vector and Tensor Notation 128 ∇ × r = 0 m (214) ijk j x k = 0 ( a · r ) = a m (215) i ( a j x j ) = a i where a is a constant vector. ∇ · ( f ) = 2 f m (216) i ( i f ) = ii f ∇ · ( ∇ × A ) = 0 m (217) ijk i j A k = 0
5.4 Common Identities in Vector and Tensor Notation 129 ∇ × ( f ) = 0 m (218) ijk j k f = 0 ( fh ) = f h + h f m (219) i ( fh ) = f∂ i h + h∂ i f ∇ · ( f A ) = f ∇ · A + A · ∇ f m (220) i ( fA i ) = f∂ i A i + A i i f ∇ × ( f A ) = f ∇ × A + f × A m (221) ijk j ( fA k ) = f ijk j A k + ijk ( j f ) A k
5.4 Common Identities in Vector and Tensor Notation 130 A · ( B × C ) = C · ( A × B ) = B · ( C × A ) m m (222) ijk A i B j C k = kij C k A i B j = jki B j C k A i A × ( B × C ) = B ( A · C ) - C ( A · B ) m (223) ijk A j klm B l C m = B i ( A m C m ) - C i ( A l B l ) A × ( ∇ × B ) = ( B ) · A - A · ∇ B m (224) ijk klm A j l B m = ( i B m ) A m - A l ( l B i ) ∇ × ( ∇ × A ) = ( ∇ · A ) - ∇ 2 A m (225) ijk klm j l A m = i ( m A m ) - ll A i
5.4 Common Identities in Vector and Tensor Notation 131 ( A · B ) = A × ( ∇ × B ) + B × ( ∇ × A ) + ( A · ∇ ) B + ( B · ∇ ) A m (226) i ( A m B m ) = ijk A j ( klm l B m ) + ijk B j ( klm l A m ) + ( A l l ) B i + ( B l l ) A i ∇ · ( A × B ) = B · ( ∇ × A ) - A · ( ∇ × B ) m (227) i ( ijk A j B k ) = B k ( kij i A j ) - A j ( jik i B k ) ∇ × ( A × B ) = ( B · ∇ ) A + ( ∇ · B ) A - ( ∇ · A ) B - ( A · ∇ ) B m (228) ijk klm j ( A l B m ) = ( B m m ) A i + ( m B m ) A i - ( j A j ) B i - ( A j j ) B i ( A × B ) · ( C × D ) = A · C A · D B · C B · D m (229) ijk A j B k ilm C l D m = ( A l C l ) ( B m D m ) - ( A m D m ) ( B l C l )
5.5 Integral Theorems in Tensor Notation 132 ( A × B ) × ( C × D ) = [ D · ( A × B )] C - [ C · ( A × B )] D m (230) ijk jmn A m B n kpq C p D q = ( qmn D q A m B n ) C i - ( pmn C p A m B n ) D i In vector and tensor notations, the condition for a vector field A to be solenoidal is: ∇ · A = 0 m (231) i A i = 0 In vector and tensor notations, the condition for a vector field A to be irrotational is: ∇ × A = 0 m (232) ijk j A k = 0 5.5 Integral Theorems in Tensor Notation The divergence theorem for a differentiable vector field A in vector and tensor nota- tions is given by: ˚ V ∇ · A = ¨ S A · n m (233) ˆ V i A i = ˆ S A i n i
5.5 Integral Theorems in Tensor Notation 133 where V is a bounded region in an n D space enclosed by a generalized surface S , and are generalized volume and surface elements respectively, n and n i are unit vector normal to the surface and its i th component respectively, and the index i ranges over 1 , . . . , n . Similarly, the divergence theorem for a differentiable rank-2 tensor field A in tensor notation for the first index is given by: ˆ V i A il = ˆ S A il n i (234) while the divergence theorem for differentiable tensor fields of higher rank A in tensor notation for the index k is given by: ˆ V k A ij...k...m = ˆ S A ij...k...m n k (235) Stokes theorem for a differentiable vector field A in vector and tensor notations is given by: ¨ S ( ∇ × A ) · n = ˆ C A · d r m (236) ˆ S ijk j A k n i = ˆ C A i dx i where C stands for the perimeter of the surface

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