HW11 Spherical)

Vector Operators in Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordiantes

1. Express the gradient, the divergence, the curl, and the Laplacian in cylindrical coordinate system. 2. In the coordinate systems  x = uv √ y = u 1 − v 2 , find the scale factors hu and hv ; the basis vectors u and v . ˆ ˆ √ √ u Answer: hu = 1, hv = √ , u = vˆ + 1 − v 2ˆ v = 1 − v 2ˆ − vˆ ˆ i j, ˆ i j 1 − v2 3. Evaluate the following integrals:
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(a)
0 2

cos xδ(x − π)dx (2x + 3)δ(3x)dx
−2

(b)

Answer: (a) −1 , (b) 1

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