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    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.
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    Re: concept of path independence ,dpendence

    Hey n22.

    Is this with regard to line integrals by any chance?
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    Re: concept of path independence ,dpendence

    Quote Originally Posted by chiro View Post
    Hey n22.

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