What kind of a vector force field is this??? Just a general physics question: I was given a force field vector a(x^2, 2xy, 0) where 'a' is a constant. When I performed a line integral from (0,0,0) to (1,0,0) to (1,1,0), I get 4a/3. Doing it from (0,0,0) to (0,1,0) to (1,1,0) gives a/3. From (0,0,0) to (1,1,0) gives a. As you can see, they are related. I was wondering what this kind of a force field is known as.. i think someone mentioned something like a "dissipative force field" but I'm not sure. Something along the lines of: if you do some work going in a straight line in one direction, you do the negative of that work when travelling in the opposite direction, giving an overall of 0 work done. Thanks.