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written by Corinne A. Manogue
published by the Paradigms in Physics Program
This computer visualization activity is designed to provide upper-division undergraduate students with a geometric understanding of curl.  Students use Maple/Mathematica and the definition of curl as circulation per unit area to learn how to estimate the value of the curl at any point for a variety of vector fields. The whole class discussion focuses considering the curl at many different points and on choosing an area that respects the symmetry of the field.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Vector Calculus
= Curl
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/mathematica
- application/maple
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This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
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Paradigms in Physics Team
NSF Numbers:
0618877
0231194
9653250
1023120
0088901
0231032
Paradigm ID:
vfcurlvis
Keyword:
Small Group Activity
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 23, 2014 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
August 7, 2014
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C. Manogue, (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), WWW Document, (http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/activities:guides:vfcurlvis).
AJP/PRST-PER
C. Manogue, Paradigms in Physics: Visualizing Curl (Paradigms in Physics Program, Corvallis, 2008), <http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/activities:guides:vfcurlvis>.
APA Format
Manogue, C. (2014, August 7). Paradigms in Physics: Visualizing Curl. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from Paradigms in Physics Program: http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/activities:guides:vfcurlvis
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Manogue, Corinne. Paradigms in Physics: Visualizing Curl. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, August 7, 2014. http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/activities:guides:vfcurlvis (accessed 28 November 2022).
MLA Format
Manogue, Corinne. Paradigms in Physics: Visualizing Curl. Corvallis: Paradigms in Physics Program, 2008. 7 Aug. 2014. 28 Nov. 2022 <http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/portfolioswiki/activities:guides:vfcurlvis>.
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@misc{ Author = "Corinne Manogue", Title = {Paradigms in Physics: Visualizing Curl}, Publisher = {Paradigms in Physics Program}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {28 November 2022}, Month = {August 7, 2014}, Year = {2008} }
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