# Math Help - concept of path independence ,dpendence

1. ## concept of path independence ,dpendence

Hello,
I have a general question ..I think understanding this would help me with many other areas of calculus.
Muchly appreciate the help.Thanks.
What is the difference between path dependence and independence ????
I know the naming making it obvious ..but please clarify and specify an example which differentiates the two.

2. ## Re: concept of path independence ,dpendence

Hey n22.

Is this with regard to line integrals by any chance?

3. ## Re: concept of path independence ,dpendence

Originally Posted by chiro
Hey n22.

Is this with regard to line integrals by any chance?
yes it is

4. ## Re: concept of path independence ,dpendence

Basically the idea is that path independence means that the choice of path doesn't change the result of the integral.