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Vector fields

Let a vector field F be given by
F(x,y,z) = (x^3)i - (y^2)j + (2yz)k
and a curve C be given by
r(t) = 2ti + sintj - costk, 0 <= t <= (pi/2)

1. Evaluate the line integral F*dr.
2. Determine the arclength variable s from t.
3. Determine the unit tangent vector T(s).
4. Evaluate the total arclength L.
5. Write the line integral in the from F(x(s), y(s), z(s)) * T(s) ds explicitly from L to 0.

Solution Summary

This shows how to evaluate line integral, determine arclength variable, and determine unit tangent vector.