### SIOC
210: Introduction to Physical Oceanography

## Math
concepts

Lynne Talley, Fall, 2019

This is a list of the math
concepts that you should be familiar with for literacy when it comes to reading
general physical oceanographic literature. If any of this gives you pause,
please come to the math tutorial sessions, listen and ask. Math concepts will
be taught using examples from physical oceanography/fluid mechanics.

Math tutorials: Channing Prend (cprend at ucsd.edu) and
Paul Chamberlain (pchamber at ucsd.edu)

- Derivative (Wolfram link)
- Partial
derivative (Wolfram
link)
- Integral (Wolfram link)
- Not
necessary for this course, but for general math knowledge: Ordinary
differential equations (simple ones for this tutorial)
- Scalar
- Vector
- Scalar
("dot") product
- Vector
("cross") product
- Gradient
- Divergence
- Curl
- Not
necessary for this course, but general math knowledge: Partial
differential equations (simple ones for this tutorial)

**Recommended reading: **

Chapter on vector analysis in any standard Applied Mathematics textbook
(usually one year past calculus).

Calculus book

Advanced calculus book

Wolfram Mathworld:
excellent notes and tutorials

Wikipedia entries on these
subjects are good, although caution should always be exercised when using
Wikipedia.

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Last modified: Sept. 24 2019