GATE CE
Engineering Mathematics
Vector Calculus
Previous Years Questions

Marks 1

The divergence of the vector field $$\,V = {x^2}i + 2{y^3}j + {z^4}k\,\,$$ at $$x=1, y=2, z=3$$ is ________.
For the parallelogram $$OPQR$$ shown in the sketch. $$\,\overrightarrow {OP} = a\widehat i + b\widehat j$$ and $$\,\overrightarrow {OR} = c\wideha...
If $$\overrightarrow a $$ and $$\overrightarrow b $$ are two arbitrary vectors with magnitudes $$a$$ and $$b$$ respectively, $${\left| {\overrightarro...
For a scalar function $$f(x,y,z)=$$ $${x^2} + 3{y^2} + 2{z^2},\,\,$$ the gradient at the point $$P(1,2,-1)$$ is
The vector field $$\,F = x\widehat i - y\widehat j\,\,$$ (where $$\widehat i$$ and $$\widehat j$$ are unit vectors) is
For the function $$\phi = a{x^2}y - {y^3}$$ to represent the velocity potential of an ideal fluid, $${\nabla ^2}\,\,\phi $$ should be equal to zero....
The directional derivative of the function $$f(x, y, z) = x + y$$ at the point $$P(1,1,0)$$ along the direction $$\overrightarrow i + \overrightarro...
The derivative of $$f(x, y)$$ at point $$(1, 2)$$ in the direction of vector $$\overrightarrow i + \overrightarrow j $$ is $$2\sqrt 2 $$ and in the ...

Marks 2

The directional derivative of the field $$u(x, y, z)=$$ $${x^2} - 3yz$$ in the direction of the vector $$\left( {\widehat i + \widehat j - 2\widehat ...
A particle moves along a curve whose parametric equations are: $$\,x = {t^3} + 2t,\,y = - 3{e^{ - 2t}}\,\,$$ and $$z=2$$ $$sin$$ $$(5t),$$ where $$x...
For a scalar function $$\,f\left( {x,y,z} \right) = {x^2} + 3{y^2} + 2{z^2},\,\,$$ the directional derivative at the point $$P(1,2,-1)$$ in the direct...
The velocity vector is given as $${\mkern 1mu} \vec V = 5xy\widehat i + 2{y^2}\widehat j + 3y{z^2}\widehat k.{\mkern 1mu} {\mkern 1mu} $$ The divergen...
The directional derivative of $$\,\,f\left( {x,y,z} \right) = 2{x^2} + 3{y^2} + {z^2}\,\,$$ at the point $$P(2,1,3)$$ in the direction of the vector...
Value of the integral $$\,\,\oint {xydy - {y^2}dx,\,\,} $$ where, $$c$$ is the square cut from the first quadrant by the line $$x=1$$ and $$y=1$$ will...
The line integral $$\int {\,\,V.dr\,\,} $$ of the vector function $$V\left( r \right) = 2xyz\widehat i + {x^2}z\widehat j + {x^2}y\widehat k\,\,$$ fro...
The directional derivative of the following function at $$(1, 2)$$ in the direction of $$(4i+3j)$$ is : $$f\left( {x,y} \right) = {x^2} + {y^2}$$
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