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Homework Help: Vector Analysis

  1. Mar 31, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Assume F⃗ is a vector field and ∇× F⃗ = 0 What can one conclude about F?

    A. F=0
    B. F=∇ƒ
    C. F=∇*g
    D. F=∇×g
    E. Something else

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I havent really made a proper attemt at solving the problem since I'm confused. I though of curl f = 0 then F should be conservative but that doesn't always have to be the case. I also thought of Green's theorem but i think i'd be way of. I could really use a hint
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  3. Mar 31, 2014 #2

    rude man

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    Oh, but it does!
    You should not have written curl f = 0. You should have written ∇ x F = 0.

    So pick the right answer and justify it.
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