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Irrotational field -> Symmetric Jacobian

  1. Apr 10, 2007 #1
    Does anyone know any reference or proof to the statement that since a flow is irrotational, the Jacobian is symmetric?
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  3. Apr 10, 2007 #2


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    write it down as a gradient of a scalar field, i think that from this you can conclude the rest, although i didnt do it myself.
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