Chapter 16.3, Problem 26E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781285741550

Textbook Problem

Is the vector field shown in the figure conservative? Explain.

To determine

**To explain**: Whether the vector field shown in the figure is conservative or not.

Explanation

**Definition:**

For a conservative vector field
*C* is zero. This is mathematically expressed as follows,

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