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Homework Help: From Conservative Vector Field to Potential Energy function

  1. Nov 25, 2011 #1
    What if when I'm finding the repeated terms from integrating the vector field with respect to x and then y, i come across two terms that are same except one is negative and the other positive. What does that mean, and how do i represent that in the overall potential function I'm finding?
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2011 #2

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    I have no clue what you mean by "two terms that are same except one is negative and the other positive". Could you post a specific example?
     
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