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Homework Help: Conservative field

  1. Apr 30, 2006 #1
    Can anybody help me on this question,Show whether or not the following fields are conservative:
    E=y[tex]z^2[/tex][tex]i[/tex]+(X[tex]z^2[/tex]+2)j+(2xyz-1)k

    E=-([tex]x^2[/tex]-[tex]y^2[/tex])i-2xyj+4k

    I dont think if am right I want to start by comparing i follow by j and z,example y[tex]z^2[/tex]=-([tex]x^2[/tex]-[tex]y^2[/tex])
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2006 #2
    To test if a field is conservative, you can take the curl...
     
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