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Compute the downwards flux of F


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MHB Math Helper
Feb 5, 2012
Hi Univman, :)

The links to your work on the problem seem not to work. Anyway, you have been given the vector field,

\[\mathbf{F}(x,y,z)=\mathbf{i} \cos\left( \frac{y}{z}\right)-\mathbf{j} \frac{x}{z} \sin \left(\frac{y}{z}\right)+\mathbf{k} \frac{xy}{z^2} \sin \left( \frac{y}{z} \right)\]

The downward flux of \(\mathbf{F}\) over \(S\) is given by,


On the surface \(S\); \(z=1\). Therefore we have,

\[\iint_{S}\mathbf{F}.(-\mathbf{k})\,dS=-\iint_{S}xy\sin y\,dS=-\int_{x=0}^{1}\int_{y=0}^{\pi}xy\sin y\,dy\,dx\]

Hope you can continue. :)

Kind Regards,