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Find flux through a surface

  1. Sep 17, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If vector [itex]A=(2x,-z^2,3xy)[/itex], find the flux of A through a surface defined by [itex] ρ
    =2, 0<\phi<\pi/2, 0<z<1[/itex]

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Can I use divergence here?
    This is a closed surface correct? Is this is a cylindrical wedge?
    Also do I need to convert the vector field to cylindrical form? Or the defined surface to rectangle form?

    If I used divergence do I divide my answer by 4 since the wedge is a 1/4 of the cylinder?

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 18, 2012 #2
    Is this question in the wrong forum? Any help would be appreciated.
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