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accepted Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
Thank you. I modified my solution, you can quickly skim through and check if now it is correct. One question though - this equation $$\frac{\partial}{\partial x}(r^2x) = \frac{\partial (r^2)}{\partial x}x + r^2 $$ consists of two parts summed together, because it is the derivative of a multiplication. Am I right?
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revised Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
Completely changed the solution to adapt to the advice received
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
Apparently no. Can you describe in detail how did you get from $\vec{F} = (r^2x, r^2y, r^2z)$ to $5r^2$. For me it looks like te result should be $6r^2$, since the derivative of $r^2x, r^2y, r^2z$ versus $dx, dy, dz$ respectively is $3 \cdot r^2=6r^2$. Am I right?
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
Can you please show me what should I put under $div$ operator. I am trying and still do not know how to proceed. I can't figure out how did you get that $div \vec{F}$ is $5r^2$
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
So, should the $\vec{F}$ be equal to $(x^3+y^2x+z^2x)+(x^2y+y^3+z^2y)+(x^2z+y^2z+z^3)$?
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
I have created a new topic as you advised. math.stackexchange.com/questions/1421867/…
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
@JakeLebovic How should it look like then?
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asked Calculate the flux through a surface S and my approach using Divergence theorem
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revised Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
changed the order
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accepted Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
@michaelrccurtis Thank you for answering. I just want to clarify if "2. No" means "No, this normal vector is not supposed to be used here". And regarding the 1. - I still can't figure out how did you get that $div\vec{F}$ is $5r^{2}$ from $(x^2 + y^2 + z^2) (x,y,z)$ which for me is equal to $x^3+y^3+z^3$?
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
Please check my EDIT, I have added a solution and I don't know if it is correct.
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revised Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
I added a solution to ask if it is correct
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
Thank you. Why does it take the form of $(x^2+y^2+z^2)$ and not $(x^2,y^2,z^2)$ - I mean why do you add the vector components together? Ad. 3 I would have calculated it, but I wanted to make sure the $\vec{F}$ is correct.
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comment Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
Yes, you are right with the first, that it should be $\vec{F} \cdot \vec{ds}$. But regarding the second point - it should have a symbol of $\unicode{x222F}$ but I couldn't make it work.
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asked Calculate the flux through a surface S from a field described by vectors
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accepted Divergence theorem and applying cylindrical coordinates
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comment Divergence theorem and applying cylindrical coordinates
At first I substituted $x^2+y^2=1$. Thank you for your suggestion, but still the obtained answer is presumably incorrect. Please check my Edit.