PITF project

Exploring Vectorfields,

Curl and Divergence using Flash

home Earlier versions: 2D fields 2D anim 3D fields 2D curl 2D div wheel 1 wheel 2 3D curl
Programs: 2D curl/div 3D curl/div Surface demo Sound demo Vector demo To Do Download (gziped tar ball)
Project leader:
Oliver Knill
Harvard University
Department of Mathematics
One Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Tel: (617) 495 5549
Email: knill@math

Presidential fellow:
David Drew Mahfouda

About the project

This project ([PDF]) was sponsored by the "FAS Presidential Instructional Technology Fellow Initiative" and managed by ICG. It aimed to produce Flash applications for Multivariable calculus. It got funding for the Summer 2004, when the presidential fellow David Mahfouda under the supervision of Oliver Knill worked for a few dozen hours on a Flash/actionscript project to help multivariable students understand vector fields in two and three dimensions, to explore curl and divergence.

We split up the tasks as follows: visualize 2D and 3D vector fields, visualize curl and divergence in 2D, visualize curl and divergence in 3D. The action script files produced from this project are licenced under the GPL licence. You can download here all .fla, .as, .swf files at once. The gziped tarball will extract to a directory "pitf".
(direct link to swf file of this animation)

Project funded by "FAS Presidential Instructional Technology Fellow Initiative"
Background music in main page credit: Gnomusy (David Caballero) World's End Garden (Album: Ethereality)