Evaluate the divergence and curl of the following vector

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Homework Statement


Evaluate the divergence and curl of the following vectors.
A(r) is everywhere parallel to the y-axis with a magnitude A = cx + A0 , where c and
A0 are constants.


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The Attempt at a Solution


I can evaluate the div and curl, but i dont know how to work out what the actual vector is, so can anyone help me work out what the vector is?
 

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[itex]\vec{j}[/itex] is "parallel to the y axis". [itex]\vec{i}[/itex] is parallel to the x axis. So any vector that is "always parallel to the y axis" must be of the form [itex]A\vec{j}[/itex].
 

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