1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Curl Operator

  1. Nov 26, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Given a vector field
    F=-y/(x^2+y^2) i +x/(x^2 +y^2)
    Calculate the curl of it the line integral of it in a unit circle centered at O


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I calculated that the curl is 0 but the line integral is 2π. I don't think this field should have a zero curl as you can imagine that the field is rotating.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 26, 2013 #2

    vela

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Education Advisor

    Show your work. Just telling us your incorrect answers doesn't let us see where your mistakes are (if there are indeed any).

    You might want to look more carefully at the requirements for applying Stoke's theorem.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Curl Operator
  1. Curl of the curl? (Replies: 1)

  2. The curl of a vector (Replies: 9)

Loading...