Examples of Stoke’s Theorem and the Divergence Theorem Using Python

Image: Rhett Allain. Stoke’s and Divergence Theorems

You might not realize that they are important in physics — but you pretty much need both Stoke’s Theorem and the Divergence Theorem for vector stuff (like Maxwell’s Equations). However, they can be a little difficult to comprehend.

I’m not going to derive these two equations, instead I am just going to show you that both sides are equivalent. But…

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Rhett Allain

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.