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Determining Whether a Vector Field is Conservative

The article describes the murder mystery method for determining whether a vector field is conservative, and, if so, finding a potential function.

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1170
Author(s): 
Tevian Dray (Mount Holyoke College) and Corinne A. Manogue (Mount Holyoke College)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
May, 2003
Subject(s): 
Calculus
Several Variable Calculus
Topic(s): 
Vector Fields and Flowlines
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Rating Count: 
20.00
Rating Sum: 
62.00
Rating Average: 
3.10
Author (old format): 
Tevian Dray and Corinne A Manogue
Applicable Course(s): 
3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV
Modify Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Average: 3.1 (20 votes)

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