SIOC 210: Introduction to Physical Oceanography
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)
Not necessary for this course, but for general math knowledge: Ordinary differential equations (simple ones for this tutorial)
Scalar ("dot") product
Vector ("cross") product
Not necessary for this course, but general math knowledge: Partial differential equations (simple ones for this tutorial)
Chapter on vector analysis in any standard Applied Mathematics textbook
(usually one year past calculus).
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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