# Calculus 3 : Line Integrals of Vector Fields

## Example Questions

### Example Question #105 : Line Integrals

Evaluate , where , and is the curve given by  .      Explanation:

First we need to evaluate the vector field evaluated along the curve.  Now we need to find the derivative of  Now we can do the product of and .  Now we can put this into the integral and evaluate it.    ### Example Question #1 : Line Integrals Of Vector Fields

Find the work done by a particle moving in a force field , moving from to on the path given by .      Explanation:

The formula for work is given by .

Writing our path in parametric equation form, we have .

Hence Plugging this into our work equation, we get   . ### Example Question #1 : Line Integrals Of Vector Fields

Evaluate on the curve  , where       Explanation:

The line integral of a vector field is given by So, we must evaluate the vector field on the curve: Then, we take the derivative of the curve with respect to t: Taking the dot product of these two vectors, we get This is the integrand of our integral. Integrating, we get ### Example Question #108 : Line Integrals

Evaluate the integral on the curve , where , on the interval      Explanation:

The line integral of the vector field is equal to The parameterization (using the corresponding elements of the curve) of the vector field is The derivative of the parametric curve is Taking the dot product of the two vectors, we get Integrating this with respect to t on the given interval, we get ### Example Question #109 : Line Integrals

Calculate on the interval , where and      Explanation:

To calculate the line integral of the vector field, we must evaluate the vector field on the curve, take the derivative of the curve, and integrate the dot product on the given interval.

The vector field evaluated on the given curve is The derivative of the curve is given by The dot product of these is Integrating this over our given t interval, we get ### All Calculus 3 Resources 