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Divergence & Curl

  1. Aug 17, 2010 #1
    Determine Div & Curl from a given vector field


    How do I format this?

    It's been a while since I've done this and every divergence and curl example I look up has the format V(x,y,z)={V1(x,y,z);V2(x,y,z);V3(x,y,z)}

    Should I reformat my V to be V{x,y}={V1(x,y);V2(x,y)}={Ky,-Kx} because of the unit vectors i and j?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think the above mentioned method is the correct way of reformatting it but doing it that way means dV1/dx=0 and dV2/dy=0 so my entire divergence is 0 when summed together. Just wanted to check.
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  3. Aug 17, 2010 #2


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    You're correct. The divergence is zero.
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