Why is the curl of an electric field E always equal to zero?

Why is the curl of an electric field E always equal to zero?

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I think I figured this one out! Do you understand the electric field?

I'm not sure, but here's this: I think figured out not why the curl is always 0, but why the curl of the electric field from one source would be. The electric field force on another charge at any point has something to do with the electric field, here:|dw:1372802062313:dw||dw:1372802172444:dw|The vectors describe the force that the electron would have on a positive "test charge" that exists at the tail of the vector. So..... What is the curl? Rotation of the vectors. Infinitesimal turning, I guess. None of that! No curl! And look at the equation for curl: \[\nabla \times F=C\] The gradient is the direction of the greatest increase, and opposite in direction to greatest decrease, at a point. The force is in this same direction. The cross product, "\(\times\)," between two parallel vectors is zero!

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