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# Multivariable calculus

Topics covered in the first two or three semesters of college calculus. Everything from limits to derivatives to integrals to vector calculus. Should understand the topics in the pre-calculus playlist first (the limit videos are in both playlists)
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Surface integrals and Stokes' theorem
Parameterizing a surface. Surface integrals. Stokes' theorem.
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### Parameterizing a surface

You can parameterize a line with a position vector valued function and understand what a differential means in that context already. This tutorial will take things further by parametrizing surfaces (2 parameters baby!) and have us thinking about partial differentials.

### Surface integrals

Finding line integrals to be a bit boring? Well, this tutorial will add new dimension to your life by explore what surface integrals are and how we can calculate them.

### Flux in 3D and constructing unit normal vectors to surface

Flux can be view as the rate at which "stuff" passes through a surface. Imagine a net placed in a river and imagine the water that is flowing directly across the net in a unit of time--this is flux (and it would depend on the orientation of the net, the shape of the net, and the speed and direction of the current). It is an important idea throughout physics and is key for understanding Stokes' theorem and the divergence theorem.

### Stokes' theorem intuition and application

Stokes' theorem relates the line integral around a surface to the curl on the surface. This tutorial explores the intuition behind Stokes' theorem, how it is an extension of Green's theorem to surfaces (as opposed to just regions) and gives some examples using it. We prove Stokes' theorem in another tutorial. Good to come to this tutorial having experienced the tutorial on "flux in 3D".

### Proof of Stokes' theorem

You know what Stokes' theorem is and how to apply it, but are craving for some real proof that it is true. Well, you've found the right tutorial!