I'm doing an undergraduate ODE course and the question gives us an equation.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

F(x,y) = (2y, 2x)

Then it asks "determine whether the force field F is conservative".0

How do we interpret (2y, 2x)? Is 2y, the x-component and 2x the y-component? Also what does it mean by conservative forcefield? And how do we determine that?

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# How do you determine if a force field is conservative?

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