If F =
Show by calculating that vector field F is conservative.
I know that
And then I do the determinant with i, j and k across the top row, and across the second row.
But I'm confused as to what I put along the 3rd row since F is a fraction...
Would i split it up into and
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for that mr fantastic, thats what I tried originally but then got stuck at the differentiation part...
Calculating the determinant, (I'll just do the i bit to save time) I got:
But I dont understand how to partially differentiate these...
So for the first partial diff,
I know you would treat the z's and x's as constants, so would it just go to 0?
And hence all of the terms go to 0?