Vector Analysis

  • Robert Plonsey
  • Roger C. Barr


This text is directed to presenting the fundamentals of electrophysiology from a quantitative standpoint. The treatment of a number of topics in this book is greatly facilitated using vectors and vector calculus. This chapter reviews the concepts of vectors and scalars and the algebraic operations of addition and multiplication as applied to vectors. The concepts of gradient and divergence also are reviewed, since they will be encountered more frequently.


Vector Field Scalar Field Vector Analysis Field Point Equipotential Surface 
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    H. F. Davis, Introduction to Vector Analysis, 7th edn., Wm C Brown, Dubuque Ia., 1995.Google Scholar
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    E. C. Young, Vector and Tensor Analysis, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1993.Google Scholar
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    P. E. Lewis and J. P. Ward, Vector Analysis for Engineers and Scientists, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1987.Google Scholar
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    F. M. Stein, An Introduction to Vector Analysis, Harper and Row, London, 1963.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Plonsey
    • 1
  • Roger C. Barr
    • 1
  1. 1.Edmund T. Pratt Jr., School of EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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