I am studying up for my final however our prof didn't give us solutions for the review he gave us. I am a bit confused with this question and if anyone could shed some light on it I would appreciate it.
Question: Describe all points in space where the gradient vector $f(x,y,z) = xy+z^2$ is parallel to the vector $<2,-3,1>$.
This is what i was thinking... I found the gradient and if the gradient has to be parallel to the vector $<2,-3,1>$ could i compute the cross porduct $\nabla f \ \times <2,-3,1> =0$ and solve for $x, y$ and $z$ or is there something else I am missing. Again any help is appreciated.