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### Section 16.6 : Conservative Vector Fields

For problems 1 – 4 determine if the vector field is conservative.

1. $$\vec F = \left( {2x{y^3} + {{\bf{e}}^x}\cos \left( y \right)} \right)\vec i + \left( {{{\bf{e}}^x}\sin \left( y \right) - 3{x^2}{y^2}} \right)\vec j$$
2. $$\vec F = \left( {x{y^2} - 3{y^4} + 2} \right)\vec i + \left( {x{y^2} + {x^2}{y^2} - x} \right)\vec j$$
3. $$\displaystyle \vec F = \left( {2 + 12x{y^2} - 3{x^2}\sqrt y } \right)\vec i - \left( {\frac{{{x^3}}}{{2\sqrt y }} - 12{x^2}y} \right)\vec j$$
4. $$\displaystyle \vec F = \left( {8 - \frac{{3{x^2}}}{y} + 5{x^4}{y^2}} \right)\vec i + \left( {6 + \frac{{{x^3}}}{{{y^2}}} - 3{y^2} + 2{x^5}y} \right)\vec j$$

For problems 5 – 11 find the potential function for the vector field.

1. $$\displaystyle \vec F = \left( {4{x^3} + 3y + \frac{{2{y^3}}}{{{x^3}}}} \right)\vec i + \left( {3x - 3{y^2} - \frac{{3{y^2}}}{{{x^2}}}} \right)\vec j$$
2. $$\vec F = \left( {3{x^2}{{\bf{e}}^{2y}} + 4y{{\bf{e}}^{4x}}} \right)\vec i - \left( {7 - 2{x^3}{{\bf{e}}^{2y}} - {{\bf{e}}^{4x}}} \right)\vec j$$
3. $$\vec F = \left( {\cos \left( x \right)\cos \left( {x + y} \right) - 2{y^2} - \sin \left( x \right)\sin \left( {x + y} \right)} \right)\vec i - \left( {4xy + \sin \left( x \right)\sin \left( {x + y} \right)} \right)\vec j$$
4. $$\displaystyle \vec F = \left( {\frac{4}{{{x^2}}} + \frac{{2x}}{y} + \frac{2}{{{x^2}{y^3}}}} \right)\vec i + \left( {\frac{6}{{x{y^4}}} - \frac{{1 + {x^2}}}{{{y^2}}}} \right)\vec j$$
5. $$\vec F = \left( {2x{{\bf{e}}^{{x^{\,2}} - z}}\sin \left( {{y^2}} \right) - 3{y^3}} \right)\vec i + \left( {2y{{\bf{e}}^{{x^{\,2}} - z}}\cos \left( {{y^2}} \right) - 9x{y^2}} \right)\vec j + \left( {12z - {{\bf{e}}^{{x^{\,2}} - z}}\sin \left( {{y^2}} \right)} \right)\vec k$$
6. $$\displaystyle \vec F = \left( {12x - 5{z^2}} \right)\vec i + \ln \left( {1 + {z^2}} \right)\vec j - \left( {10xz - \frac{{2yz}}{{1 + {z^2}}}} \right)\vec k$$
7. $$\vec F = \left( {z{y^2}{{\bf{e}}^{y - x}} - x{y^2}z{{\bf{e}}^{y - x}}} \right)\vec i + \left( {2xyz{{\bf{e}}^{y - x}} + x{y^2}z{{\bf{e}}^{y - x}}} \right)\vec j + \left( {x{y^2}{{\bf{e}}^{y - x}} - 24z} \right)\vec k$$
8. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\displaystyle \vec F\left( {x,y} \right) = \left( {\frac{{3{x^2}}}{{y - 1}} - 3{x^2}y} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {8y - {x^3} - \frac{{{x^3}}}{{{{\left( {y - 1} \right)}^2}}}} \right)\vec j$$ and C is the line segment from $$\left( {1,2} \right)$$ to $$\left( {4,3} \right)$$.
9. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\vec F\left( {x,y} \right) = \left( {{y^2} - 4y + 5} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {2xy - 4x - 9} \right)\vec j$$ and C the upper half of $$\displaystyle \frac{{{x^2}}}{{36}} + \frac{{{y^2}}}{{16}} = 1$$ with clockwise rotation.
10. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\displaystyle \vec F\left( {x,y} \right) = - \left( {3 - \left( {1 + 2y} \right){{\bf{e}}^{x - 1}}} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {3{y^2} + 2{{\bf{e}}^{x - 1}}} \right)\vec j$$ and C is the portion of $$y = {x^3} + 1$$ from $$x = - 2$$ to $$x = 1$$.
11. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\displaystyle \vec F\left( {x,y,z} \right) = \frac{x}{{\sqrt {{x^2} + {z^2}} }}\,\vec i + \left( {2yz - 6y} \right)\vec j + \left( {{y^2} + \frac{z}{{\sqrt {{x^2} + {z^2}} }}} \right)\vec k$$ and C is the line segment from $$\left( {1,0, - 1} \right)$$ to $$\left( {2, - 4,3} \right)$$.
12. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\vec F\left( {x,y,z} \right) = \left( {12xy - 2x} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {6{x^2} - 8yz} \right)\vec j + \left( {8 - 4{y^2}} \right)\vec k$$ and C is the spiral given by $$\vec r\left( t \right) = \left\langle {\sin \left( {\pi t} \right),\cos \left( {\pi t} \right),3t} \right\rangle$$ for $$0 \le t \le 6$$.
13. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\vec F\left( {x,y} \right) = \left( {8 - 14x{y^2} + 2y{{\bf{e}}^{2x}}} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {{{\bf{e}}^{2x}} - 14{x^2}y} \right)\vec j$$ and C is the curve shown below.
14. Evaluate $$\displaystyle \int\limits_{C}{{\vec F\centerdot d\vec r}}$$ where $$\vec F\left( {x,y} \right) = \left( {6x - 5{y^2} + 2x{y^3} - 10} \right)\,\vec i + \left( {3{x^2}{y^2} - 10xy} \right)\vec j$$ and C is the curve shown below.