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Suppose $C$ is a circle centered at the origin in a vector field $\mathbf{F}$ (see figure). Figure cannot copy

a. If $C$ is oriented counterclockwise, is $\oint_{C} \mathbf{F} \cdot d \mathbf{r}$ positive, negative, or zero?

b. If $C$ is oriented clockwise, is $\oint_{C} \mathbf{F} \cdot d \mathbf{r}$ positive, negative, or zero?

c. Is $\mathbf{F}$ conservative in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ ? Explain.

a. Negative

b. Positive

C. No

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