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Homework Help: Flux of F through S

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Verify Stokes' Theorem for F and S
    S is the first octant portion of x+y+z=1

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know that it should be equal to -1 from Stoke's theorem, but I keep getting 1/4 when I use the normal surface integral way. (I have to do it both ways)

    The integral I am using is
    [tex]\iint x^2 + y^2 + (1-x-y)^2[/tex]

    What am I doing wrong?? :(
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2


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    I don't think you took the curl of F before you dotted with dS.
  4. Dec 4, 2008 #3
    “The line integral of [tex]\v{F}[/tex] around any closed contour C equals the surface integral (flux) of [tex]curl \v{F}[/tex] over any surface bounded by C


    Found these in some of my old undergrad notes...
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