By David W. Nicholson

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2 Test ﬁgure for the divergence theorem. ß 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. X ð ð ðv Á n2 Þ dS þ S2 ð ðv Á n4 Þ dS ¼ ½ð x À yÞe1 þ ð x þ yÞe2 Á e2 dx 0

4 Illustration of the base vectors. 4, we have n¼ uÂv ju Â vj Let a, b, and c represent the length of the edges of the tetrahedron along 1-, 2-, and 3-axes, respectively. Now u ¼ Àae1 þ be2 and v ¼ Àae1 þ ce3 ; u Â v ¼ bce1 þ cae2 þ abe3 But bc ¼ 2A1; ca ¼ 2A2; ab ¼ 2A3. Also ju 3 vj ¼ 2A. 6 Prove that if s is a symmetric matrix with entries sij, that «ijk sjk ¼ 0, i ¼ 1, 2, 3 SOLUTION It is given that s is a symmetric tensor. Therefore sjk ¼ skj. We know that, ß 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Let V denote the volume of a closed domain, with surface S. Let n denote the exterior surface normal to S and let v denote a vector-valued function of x, the position of a given point within the body. The divergence of v satisﬁes the integral relation þ þ *M) r v dV ¼ T nT v dS (2:22) The curl of the vector v, r 3 v, is expressed by ðr Â vÞi ¼ «ijk @ vk @xj (2:23) which is the conventional cross product except that the ﬁrst vector is replaced by the divergence operator. The curl satisﬁes an integral theorem, analogous to the divergence theorem (Schey, 1973), namely: ß 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.