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Posted by **Bryant** on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:08pm.

I looked at this problem and got that the vector field was conservative. I've asked my tutor if this was correct and she said it "seemed" like it. My question is how does the path taken not matter? The man isn't just cutting straight up the helix to reach the top right?

Wouldn't the stairs make the distance to the top longer for the man?

please answer.

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**Bryant**, Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:16pmnever mind. i thought about it and it is the work done by gravity. not the man. which leads me to another question. how exactly would you find the work done by the man. would he be represented as another vector or or in the vector field?

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