Am I doing this correctly?

Quote:

Find a scalar potential for the vector field .

Let

Let

Is this the correct way of finding a scalar potential?

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- May 6th 2009, 11:37 AMShowcase_22Finding a scalar potential.
Am I doing this correctly?

Quote:

Find a scalar potential for the vector field .

Let

Let

Is this the correct way of finding a scalar potential? - May 6th 2009, 11:49 AMNonCommAlg
- May 6th 2009, 11:57 AMShowcase_22
Oh no, I see why it should be 0.5. Give me a second to change my initial thread.

On another note, this is the correct method for finding a scalar potential isn't it? I keep thinking that "scalar" implies that I should be finding a number of some sort. - May 6th 2009, 12:17 PMNonCommAlg
- May 6th 2009, 12:25 PMShowcase_22
There's your 800th thanks!!

Thanks very much, I just needed someone to tell me I was doing them correctly (even if my integration was a bit sloppy).