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Homework Help: Graph curl onto the xz plane

  1. Nov 12, 2013 #1
    I posted the divergence of this earlier but thought I should post the curl separately.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the curl of ##E=-Cx\hat{z}##

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Since there's only a z component

    I'm suppose to graph this onto the xz plane. But, isn't all the same throughout the plane? I feel like maybe I missed a component from the derivatives but I think all the rest are 0, right?

    Thanks for any guidance.
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  3. Nov 12, 2013 #2


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    Yes, that is correct. For ever point the curl of [itex]-Cx\vec{z}[/itex] is the constant [itex]C\vec{y}[/itex].
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