given a vector field V(x,y,z) = (xi + yj + zk)/r^3 where r = (x^2+y^2+z^2)^(1/2) is the distance from the point P from the origin.

What are the x y and z components of V?

and the partial derivatives of each component?

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- Apr 13th 2010, 06:59 PMdannievector fields
given a vector field V(x,y,z) = (xi + yj + zk)/r^3 where r = (x^2+y^2+z^2)^(1/2) is the distance from the point P from the origin.

What are the x y and z components of V?

and the partial derivatives of each component? - Apr 13th 2010, 07:01 PMmaddas
The x component is the coefficient of the vector i, the y component is the coefficient of the vector j, and the z component is the coefficient of the vector k (at least in standard usage).

- Apr 13th 2010, 07:08 PMdannie
thanks.. such an easy solution!