Problem 32P

Check the fundamental theorem for gradients, using T = x2 + 4xy + 2yz3, the points a = (0, 0, 0), b = (1, 1, 1), and the three paths in Fig. 1.28:

(a) (0, 0, 0) → (1, 0, 0) → (1, 1, 0) → (1, 1, 1);

(b) (0, 0, 0) → (0, 0, 1) → (0, 1, 1) → (1, 1, 1);

(c) the parabolic path z = x2; y = x.

Fig. 1.28

Solution 32P

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In this question, we need to check the fundamental theorems for gradients

Given

The paths given

(c) the parabolic path