Surface Integrals, Triple Integrals, and the Divergence Theorem of Gauss in Maxima

In earlier posts, I describe the Package of Maxima functions MATH214 for use in my multivariable calculus class, with applications to Greens  Theorem and Stokes Theorem.

Here we show how the  surface integral function integrateSurf() and triple integration  function integrate3()  (together with the divergence function div() )work on a Gauss’s Theorem example:

Gauss2

We integrate the parabolic surface and the circular base surface separately, and show their sum is equal to the triple integral of the divergence.

Gauss1

The functions above are included in the MATH214 package, but I list them below as well:

integrateSurf(F,S,uu,aa,bb,vv,cc,dd):=block(
 [F2],
 F2:psubst([x=S[1],y=S[2],z=S[3]],F),
 integrate(integrate(trigsimp(F2.cross(diff(S,uu),diff(S,vv))),uu,aa,bb),vv,cc,dd));

integrate3(F,xx,aa,bb,yy,cc,dd,zz,ee,ff):=block(
 integrate(integrate(integrate(F,xx,aa,bb),yy,cc,dd),zz,ee,ff));

div(f,x,y,z):=diff(f[1],x)+diff(f[2],y)+diff(f[3],z)$

cross(_u,_v):=[_u[2]*_v[3]-_u[3]*_v[2],_u[3]*_v[1]-_u[1]*_v[3],_u[1]*_v[2]-_u[2]*_v[1]]$

 

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