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This paper presents two examples of the undergraduate research projects in vector analysis conducted under the first author’s supervision at one of the community colleges that is an integral part of a large city university. The projects were accomplished by the students pursuing associated degrees in engineering, during their sophomore year. One project was to obtain an explicit formula for the curvature of a curve in plane defined implicitly in rectangular or polar coordinates. Another project was aimed to develop an alternative procedure for finding potential function for a vector field in space based on simultaneous integration. Participation in these projects had positive impact on the students’ academic preparation and personality.


This research was partially supported by the CSTEP and the CRSP Hostos programs.

Project #2 - An alternative procedure for finding potential function - won the first - place prize in the “Technology and Mathematics” category at the 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, held on April 8, 2017 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York.



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