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Proving stokes theorem 
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Jun1711, 08:44 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
for the vector field E=x(xy)y(x^2 +2y^2) find E.dl along the contour find (nabla)xE along the surface x=0 and x=1 y=0 and y=1 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution i tried the second question (nabla)xE over the surface by finding the determinant of the matrix as 2xx=3x so (nabla)xE=3x and integrating along the surface x and y i found the answer to be 3/2 but the answer is meant to be 1 for both cases in order to prove stokes thm 


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Jun1711, 10:02 PM

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For that vector field and contour, 3/2 is the correct answer.



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Jun1811, 12:14 AM

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ok thanks i guess the text book answers are wrong



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