# Tricks to remember Vector Calculus formulas

I bumped into this chart to remember some vector calculus identities: I was wondering if you know any other trick/chart or what have you to remember Vector Calculus Theorems (e.g. Divergence, Stokes, Greens, etc) and other vector calculus identities, for example $$\mathbb{\nabla}\cdot(\mathbf{F}\times \mathbf{G}) = \mathbf{G}\cdot(\mathbf{\nabla}\times\mathbf{F})-\mathbf{F}\cdot(\mathbf{\nabla}\times\mathbf{G})$$ Some tricks might be thinking of the product rule for the following, for instance. $$\mathbf{\nabla}\cdot(\phi\psi) = \psi\nabla\phi+\phi\nabla\psi$$ is there any other? For example in the one above this one, how would someone intuitively explain the minus sign? of course it comes out if someone computes the expression, but are there tricks to remember them better?

EDIT

In the graph we have C = curl, D = divergence, G = Gradient. The blue arrows means that if you apply the operator at the beginning, to the operator at the end, in the direction of the arrow, then you get what is written above. L stands for laplacian, so L scalar is the laplacian of a scalar field, whereas CC+Lvect stands for curl of curl and laplacian of a vector field (i.e. the gradient, if we have a scalar field)

• you should define all the terms in the graph. I guessed Divergence, Curl, Grad. Lscalar = Laplacian ? CC+Lvect is quite cryptic. Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 16:49
• seeing the vote to close it, I don't think there are too many tricks, as shown below, there is one trick for all the basic theorems Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 17:05

$$\int_{\partial\Omega}\omega=\int_{\Omega}d\omega.$$