What is the difference between path independence and a conservative vector field?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

It seems like both definitions given in the textbook mean the same. What is the difference between the two? According to wikipedia, path independence is a consequence of a conservative vector field, but according to my textbook, path independence and a conservative vector field are only equivalent in an open region.

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# What is the difference between path independence and a conservative ve

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