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If you take F(x,y) = -yi + xj

What should be the next step in terms of graphing? They have it drawn in our book as a bunch of vectors that form a bunch of cirles within each other....

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If you take F(x,y) = -yi + xj

What should be the next step in terms of graphing? They have it drawn in our book as a bunch of vectors that form a bunch of cirles within each other....

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Choose another point (x,y), Repeat.

That's all there is to it.

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You can do a bit better than just guessing how finely to make the grid. You will have a hard time seeing the field if the vectors cross multiple grid lines or if the vectors are a lot smaller than the space between grid lines. As a first guess, make the grid spacing about equal to the magnitude of the largest vector. Then fine-tune so it looks good.