How would you go about proving:

Curl(f(r)R) where R is the position vector x^(2)i +y^(2)j +z^(2)k

I know it should equal zero but once Ihave it in its components I am struggling to make them equal zero.

Thank you

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- February 7th 2013, 11:28 PMTrianagtProving vector calculus relationships
How would you go about proving:

Curl(f(r)R) where R is the position vector x^(2)i +y^(2)j +z^(2)k

I know it should equal zero but once Ihave it in its components I am struggling to make them equal zero.

Thank you - February 7th 2013, 11:46 PMjakncokeRe: Proving vector calculus relationships
so basically the curl is evaluates to which is clearly

- February 8th 2013, 06:33 AMHallsofIvyRe: Proving vector calculus relationships
Trianagt, to use jakncokes' answer you will also need to know that