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Conservative electric field

  1. Sep 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is the field (given below) in a simply connected region of space conservative


    2. Relevant equations
    E=A[yex+xey]


    3. The attempt at a solution
    What is a conservative electric field & how do I find whether it is . . . . .
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 7, 2012 #2
    Ah!

    If a vector field is conservative then the integral round a closed loop in the domain is zero.

    Oops, sorry.
     
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