Multivariable Calculus : Divergence, Gradient, & Curl

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Example Question #1 : Divergence, Gradient, & Curl

Calculate the curl for the following vector field.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to calculate the curl, we need to recall the formula.

where , and  correspond to the components of a given vector field: 

 

Now lets apply this to out situation.

 

 

 

Thus the curl is

Example Question #2 : Divergence, Gradient, & Curl

Compute , where .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

All we need to do is calculate the partial derivatives and add them together.

Example Question #3 : Divergence, Gradient, & Curl

Calculate the curl for the following vector field.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to calculate the curl, we need to recall the formula.

where , and  correspond to the components of a given vector field: 

 

Now lets apply this to out situation.

 

 

 

Thus the curl is

Example Question #4 : Divergence, Gradient, & Curl

Compute , where .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

All we need to do is calculate the partial derivatives and add them together.

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