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Calculus: Early Transcendentals

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James Stewart
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Calculus: Early Transcendentals

8th Edition
James Stewart
ISBN: 9781285741550
Textbook Problem

(a) Are the points P1 and P2 sources or sinks for the vector field F shown in the figure? Give an explanation based solely on the picture.

(b) Given that F(x, y) =x, y2⟩, use the definition of divergence to verify your answer to part (a).

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(a)

To determine

Whether the points P1 and P2 are sources or sinks for the vector field F .

Explanation

If the net flow of the vectors is outward at a point P in the vector field, then the divergence of the vector field at the point P is positive and the point is called source.

If the net flow of the vectors is inward at a point P in the vector field, then the divergence of the vector field at the point P is negative and the point is called sink.

Refer to Figure in the textbook (i.e., bottom of the question 16.9-20E).

From the Figure in the textbook, the vectors enter towards the point P1 are shorter than the vectors leaving from the point P1 .

As the vectors that end near the point P1 are shorter than the vectors that start near the point P1 , the net flow of the vectors is outward.

Therefore, the divergence of the vector field is positive and the point P1 is called as source

(b)

To determine

To verify: The answers in Part (a) with the use of definition of divergence.

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