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Finding potential function of $\vec F =xy^2 \hat i +y x^2 \hat j$

$$\vec F =xy^2 \hat i +y x^2 \hat j$$ My attempt: $$P=U_{x}=xy^2$$ $$Q=U_{y}=x^2y$$ $$\Longrightarrow U=\int P dx=\frac{x^2}{2}y+C(y)$$ $$ U_{y}=\frac{x^2}{2}+C'(y)=Q=x^2y$$ ...
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curl-free, conservative vector fields in complex analysis

I just verified that for the conjugate of an analytic function $\bar{f}$=u-iv, this conjugate function is curl-free - the Cauchy-Riemann equations forces this to be the case. Then we can consider ...
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Trig substitution for integral of $z/(x^2+z^2)$?

So I have an integral $\int_1^4\int_y^4\int_0^z\frac{z}{x^2+z^2}\,dx\,dz\,dy$ but I can't figure out what trig substitution to use on the first step. When I try $z=\cos$ and $x=\sin$, I end up with ...
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Difference between line integrals in complex analysis and real analysis,

The formula in complex analysis is $$\int f(\gamma(t))\cdot(\gamma'(t)dt$$ and the formula in the real variable setting, for a gradient field, is: $$\int F\cdot dr$$ $$=\int f_x\,dx + f_y\,dy + ...
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Finding the work from $(0,0)\to(1,1)$ of $\vec F(x,y)=xy^2\hat i+yx^2\hat j$

I need to find the work from $(0,0)\to(1,0)\to(1,1)$ of the following vector field:$\vec F(x,y)=xy^2\hat i+yx^2\hat j$ My attempt: $$\oint_{c}\vec F d\vec r=\int_{(0,0)\to (1,0)}\bigg(xy^2\; dx ...
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What is a real world example of “zero work” done by a conservative vector field?

I have only a high school physics background, so when I study the later parts of multivariable calculus, e.g., Greens, Gauss, and Stokes' theorems, there are some topics that I only know the ...
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How to interpret multiple critical points (from Lagrange multipliers) that all give a maximum value

If I have 6 critical points, 3 of which give the same maximum possible value of a function f(x,y,z), subject to a constraint g=c, is there something more to say about this solution -- or we just ...
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Evaluate $\oint_{C} e^{-x} \sin y \;dx+e^{-x} \cos y\;dy$

I need to evaluate the following integral using Green's theorem $$\oint_{C} e^{-x} \sin y \;dx+e^{-x} \cos y\;dy$$ $C$: from point $E \to F\to G\to H$ ...
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How to differentiate the following interesting vector product?

How do we differentiate the following vector product with respect to $\boldsymbol r$. \begin{equation} \frac{d}{d\boldsymbol r}\bigg[(\boldsymbol \omega \times\boldsymbol r)\cdot (\boldsymbol \omega ...
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Equation perpendicular to 2 non-parallel planes

Good day sirs! Can you help me with this questions? Find the general equation of the plane: (1) Through $(3,0,-1)$ and perpendicular to each of the planes $x-2y+z=0$ and $x+2y-3z-4=0$ (2) ...
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Solve this set of Lagrange multiplier equations,

I'm trying to solve $$(yz,xz, xy) = (\lambda\frac{2x}{a^2},\lambda\frac{2y}{b^2},\lambda\frac{2z}{c^2})$$ with the constraint equation $$\dfrac{x^2}{a^2}+\dfrac{y^2}{b^2}+\dfrac{z^2}{c^2}=1$$ ...
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What is the maximum value of work done by this force field?

An object moves in the force field $F=yz\hat{i}+zx\hat{j}+xy\hat{k}$ starting at the origin and ending at some point $A(\xi,\eta,\zeta)$ that lies on the surface ...
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Critical value example where partial derivative does not exist

Each of the following functions has a critical value where the partial derivatives do not exist. $f(x,y)=(x^2+y^2)^{1/3}$ $f(x,y)=1-\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ $f(x,y)=3-[(x-1)(y-2)]^{2/3}$ Does anyone have ...
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Show that a closed $1$-form on ${\bf R}^2 - 0$ has the form $\omega=\lambda \,d\theta+dg$

This is Problem 4-30 from Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds: If $\omega$ is a $1$-form on ${\bf R}^2 - 0$ such that $d\omega = 0$, prove that $$\omega = \lambda \,d\theta + dg$$ for some $\lambda ...
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Integral $\left(\frac{x+y}{x-y}\right)^4$ using long division? [on hold]

Alright, this one seems silly but I got a nasty answer when trying to break it up using long division. How do you integrate $\displaystyle\int_0^1\int_0^{1-x}\left(\dfrac{x+y}{x-y}\right)^4dydx$? I ...
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Green's theorem application

Problem Determine all circles $\mathcal C$ on $\mathbb R^2$ such that $$\int_{\mathcal C}-y^2dx+3xdy=6\pi$$ My attempt at a solution If I call $P(x,y)=-y^2$ and $Q(x,y)=3x$, then I can apply ...
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continuously differentiable multivariable functions

What does it really mean to say a function $f:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ is continuously differentiable? A function $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is continuously differentiable if ...
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Why $ (\cos(\theta) \frac{\partial}{\partial x} + \sin(\theta) \frac{\partial}{\partial y} ) \frac{\partial}{\partial \theta} =0$? [on hold]

Why $ (\cos(\theta) \frac{\partial}{\partial x} + \sin(\theta) \frac{\partial}{\partial y} ) \frac{\partial}{\partial \theta} =0$ ?
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Limit of weird multivariable function defined by parts

$f(x,y) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} 0 & \mbox{if } y \geq x^2 \mbox{ or } y\leq0\\ 1 & \mbox{if } 0<y< x^2 \end{array} \right.$ I want to take the limit as $(x,y)\to (0,0)$ from ...
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I need help on problem 54 and 55 (the way to solve this kind of quiz.) [on hold]

I need help in problem $54$ and $55$. How do I solve these kinds of questions? I know how to find gradients and how to find the tangent plane equation and the normal line too.
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Local exactness implies potential function [on hold]

Let $D$ be a simply connected domain and let $u(x,y), v(x,y)$ be two smooth functions such that $u_y=v_x$ in $D$. (a) Prove that there exists a potential function $\varphi(x,y)$ such that ...
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Determine Critical points in optimisation problem

So I have this problem where I am supposed to calculate the max and min value of a function $f(x,y)=x+2y$ restricted by the disk $x^2+y^2\le 1 $. I have calculated the $df/dx $ and $df/dy$ and they ...
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Modeling of Multivariate Function of Dependent Variables

In multi-variable calculus, if I write $f(x,y,z)$, it is assumed that $x,y,z$ are independent. I'd like to model a quantity $F$, that is a function of 3 related quantities, $x,y,z$. In fact, $xy=z$. ...
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Can't Finish Double Integral in Polar or Cartesian

Alright, so I'm stuck on what I think should be a simple double integral. It is $\int_0^1\int_{\sqrt x}^1e^{y^3} \, dy \, dx$. This is just the volume between the surface $z=e^{y^3}$ and the area ...
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Finding the area under the cycloid $x=t-\sin (t),\;y=1-cos (t)$

I need to find the area under the cycloid $x=t-\sin (t),\;y=1-cos (t)$ above axis and between $x=0,x=2\pi$ using $\underline{\text{Green's theorem}}$ I found in Wikipedia this evaluation: ...
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Evaluate $\oint_{C}xy^2dx+2x^2 dy$

$$\oint_{C}xy^2dx+2x^2y dy$$ triangle:$$C=\{(0,0),(2,2),(2,4)\}$$ My attempt: Using Green's theorem $$\oint_{C}\underbrace{xy^2}_{P}dx+\underbrace{2x^2y}_{Q} dy=\iint\bigg(\frac{\partial ...
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Line Integral: $\int_C{x^2}\:dy$

How can I calculate $\int_C{x^2}\:dy$ in which $C$ is a line segment from the point $(0,0)$ to $(3,2)$? I am new to line integrals, I am only familiar when given a function and in $ds$. How can I do ...
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Change of variables when integrating over a triangle

I want to calculate the integral $$ \iint_D(x-y)dxdy $$ where D is the triangle made up of the vertices (0,0), (-2,1) and (-1,3). (Graph) My idea was to do this substitution $$ \begin{equation} ...
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Calculate $\int_C{y^2\:ds}$ where $C$ is $x^2+y^2=9$

I need help calculating $\int_C{y^2\:ds}$ where $C$ is $x^2+y^2=9$. So what I first did was convert $C$ into parametric and then I set it up like this: $$\int_0^{2\pi}(3\sin t)^2\sqrt{(-3\sin ...
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Evaluating the line integral $\int_C{F\cdot dr}$ for a particular conservative vector field $F$

So I have this two dimensional vector field: $$F=\langle (1+xy)e^{xy},x^2e^{xy}\rangle$$ How can I tell whether $F$ is conservative or not? And also how do I calculate $\int_C{F\cdot dr}$, where $C$ ...
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Evaluate $\iint dydx$ on the domain $0\leq r\leq1$, ${\pi}/{3}\leq\theta \leq{2\pi}/{3}$ [duplicate]

I need to evaluate $\displaystyle\iint \color{red}{dydx}\;\;\;,\bigg\{\frac{\pi}{3}\leq\theta \leq\frac{2\pi}{3}\bigg\}\;\;\;\;,0\leq r\leq1$ $\color{blue}{\text{without using polar ...
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Writing line integral as 1-form

If $F: \Bbb R^n \rightarrow \Bbb R^n $ is a vector field and $\phi : [a,b] \rightarrow \Bbb R^n$ is a continously differentiable path we defined the integral of $F$ along $\phi$ as $\int_{\phi} F = ...
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Calculating min/max of a multivariate function on a region

This video shows an example of how to find the absolute maxima and minima of the function $f=xy+y^2$ at the region $\{(x,y):|x|\leq1,|y|\leq2\}$. I understand why he set $f_x, f_y$ to $0$, checked ...
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Green theorem application

Suppose that a simple closed curve $C$ in the $xy$ plane, that bounds a convex domain $D$ containing the origin. The curve is specified by $x=f(\varphi), y=g(\varphi)$ where $0\leq \varphi< 2\pi$ ...
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Doesn't $x^3+2y^3+3z^3=0$ give a surface in $R^3$?

In my last exam on Advanced Calculus (following Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds), I couldn't solve the following question. True or false: the set $S$ in $R^3$ given by $x^3+2y^3+3z^3=0$ is a ...
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Stokes Theorem. Where is my mistake?

Use Stoke's Theorem to prove that the following line integral has the indicated value. $$ \int_\mathscr{C} y \,dx +z\,dy+x\,dz = \pi a^2 \sqrt{3}$$ where $\mathscr{C}$ is the intersection curve ...
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Question about the gradient of a function?

I was under the impression that the gradient of a function points in the direction of greatest increase of the function. Okay that is fine but I was also reading that it gives a normal vector at a ...
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Does $\int_cf\:dx$ depend on the parameterization of $C$?

As long as we don't switch the orientation, does $\int_cf\:dx$ depend on the parameterization of $C$ or no? I have a feeling that it does not depend. However, can someone give me a rigorous proof as ...
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Finding the area under the curve $y=3-3\cos(t),x=3t-3\sin(t)$

I need to find the area under the curve $\color{blue}{y=3-3\cos(t),x=3t-3\sin(t)}$ and between $\color{blue}{x=2\pi,x=0\text{, above axis}}$ using $\color{blue}{\text{Green's theorem}}$. My attempt ...
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Change of variable (Fourier Transform related)

Consider a problem below... The solution offered to this particular question (1)a)) simply state the change of variable ksi to by to yield the result, I'm failing miserably to see how.
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Finding the flux of $\iint \vec F\hat n\;ds$

I need to find the flux $\displaystyle\iint \vec F\hat n\;ds$ of the vector feild $\vec F=4x \hat i-2y^2\hat j+z^2 \hat k$ throughe the surface $S=\{(x,y,z):x^2+y^2=4,z=0,z=3\}$ My attempt: (I'm ...
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Why does $\nabla F{(x,y,z)}$ point in the direction of greatest increase of the function, and why is $|\nabla F(x,y,z)|$ its slope?

Why does $$\nabla F{(x,y,z)}$$ point in the direction of greatest increase of the function and why is $$|\nabla F{(x,y,z)}|$$ it's slope (I should actually ask what the slope would mean here as I'm ...
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Evaluate $\iint_{R}(x^2+y^2)dxdy$

$$\iint_{R}(x^2+y^2)dxdy$$ $$0\leq r\leq 2 \,\, ,\frac{\pi}{4}\leq \theta\leq\frac{3\pi}{4}$$ My attempt : Jacobian=r $$=\iint_{R}(x^2+y^2)dxdy$$ $$x:=r\cos \theta \,\,\,,y:=r\cos \theta$$ ...
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Intuition behind surface integrals

While line integrals derive their intuition from , and are analogous to, the concept of Work in physics, what intuition is there to back up the notion of surface integrals? In the texts I've been ...
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How does gradient of a vector point steepest ascent

The derivative of distance function with respect to time give velocity function in single variable calculus. But how does gradient of a multivariable function point steepest ascent? I have been ...
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Let $\vec F(x,y)=(y+xg(x),y^2), \vec F(1,1)=(3,1)$. $\vec F_x \perp \vec F_y$.Find $g$.

Let $\vec F(x,y)=(y+xg(x),y^2), \vec F(1,1)=(3,1)$. $\vec F_x \perp \vec F_y$ Find $g$. Attempt: I look for the partial derivatives, I did so differentiating each coordinate with respect to ...
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Proof: $f(x,y)=\sqrt{4x^2+y^2}$ is continuous at $(0,0)$

Prove $f(x,y)=\sqrt{4x^2+y^2}$ is continuous at $(0,0)$. Attempt I need to find a $\delta(\epsilon)$: $$\forall \epsilon>0\exists \delta>0: 0<\sqrt{x^2+y^2}<δ \implies ...
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Function determining temperature of points along a curve

Let $T=x^2+y^2+z^2$ be the function determining the temperature at the point $(x,y,z)$. Find a function that determines the temperature at the points along the curve $\vec\alpha(t)=(4\cos t, 4 \sin t, ...
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Evaluate $\iint dy\,dx;\frac{\pi}{4}\leq\theta \leq\frac{3\pi}{4};0\leq r\leq2$

I need to evaluate $\displaystyle\iint \color{red}{dydx}\;\;\;,\frac{\pi}{4}\leq\theta \leq\frac{3\pi}{4}\;\;\;\;,0\leq r\leq2$ $\color{blue}{\text{without using polar coordinates}}$. My attempt: ...
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Evaluate $\int_{-2}^{2}\int_{y^2-3}^{5-y^2}dxdy$ [duplicate]

In the black I evaluated the integral and I got 64/3, now I need to evaluate the same integral with $\color{red}{dydx}$ .in the $\color{blue}{\text{blue}}$ color is my attempt, I don't think that my ...