# Divergence of a vector field

Im just curious how you find the divergence of the following vector field

Heres my example

u = xz^(2)i +y(x^(2)-1)j+zx^(2) y^(3)k

Am I right in thinking

U take the derivative with respect to x for first term derivative with respect to y for second term......

giving me z^(2) + (x^(2) -1) +x^(2)y^(3)

LCKurtz
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You have it correct.

Thanks LCKurtz just another question I have bin posed.

does div(uxv)

Mean find the divergence of the dot product of vectors u and v.

LCKurtz