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The 3 stooges of vector calculus and their impersonators: A viewer's guide to the classic episodes

@article{Buskin2013The3S,
  title={The 3 stooges of vector calculus and their impersonators: A viewer's guide to the classic episodes},
  author={Jennie Buskin and Philip Prosapio and Scott A. Taylor},
  journal={arXiv: History and Overview},
  year={2013}
}
The basic theorems of vector calculus are illuminated when we replace the original 3 stooges of vector calculus: Grad, Div, and Curl, with combinatorial substitutes. In addition to providing simple proofs of Green's theorem and the equivalence of the integral and derivative definitions of curl, we also provide a brief introduction to cohomology theory. 
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