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Switch the divergence coordinate system

  1. Nov 2, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i have the divergence in the (x,y,z) Cartesian as [tex]\frac{dA_x}{dx}+\frac{dA_y}{dy}+\frac{dA_z}{dz} [/tex]

    and the assignment is to transfer it to cylindrical system [tex](r,{\phi},z)[/tex], by any way i choose.

    2. Relevant equations

    tried with the chain rule, but i am doing something wrong, though
    i get the gradient in the cylindrical system
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  3. Nov 2, 2011 #2


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    It is impossible to tell you what, if anything, you are doing wrong if we cannot see what you did!
  4. Nov 3, 2011 #3
    look at 1 then 2

    then there is 1+2

    in the left side there are some derivatives , and variables
    transformation to explain

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