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Line Integral Practice

Scalar Function Line IntegralsZwith Respect to Z Arc Length

For each example below compute, f (x, y) ds or f (x, y, z) ds as appropriate.
C C
Problems:
Z
1. C is the line segment from (1, 3) to (5, −2), compute x − y ds
C
Z
2. C is the line segment from (3, 4, 0) to (1, 4, 2), compute z + y 2 ds.
C
Z
3. C is the curve from y = x2 from (0, 0) to (3, 9), compute 3x ds.
C
Z
4. C is the upper half of the circle of radius 2 from (2, 0) to (−2, 0), compute y ds.
C

Solutions:

1. (a) Parameterization: x = 1 + 4t, y = 3 − 5t, 0 ≤ t ≤ 1

Z Z 1 √ √ Z 1
5√
(b) Integration: x − y ds = [(1 + 4t) − (3 − 5t)] 42 + 52 dt = 41 −2 + 9t dt = 41.
C 0 0 2
2. (a) Parameterization: x = 3 − 2t, y = 4, z = 2t, 0 ≤ t ≤ 1
Z
2
Z 1 √ √ Z 1 √
(b) Integration: z + y ds = 2 2 2
[2t + 16] 2 + 0 + 2 dt = 8 2t + 16 dt = 17 8.
C 0 0

3. (a) Parameterization: x = t, y = t2 , 0 ≤ t ≤ 3
Z 3 p
3 37 √
Z Z
1
(b) Integration: 3x ds = 2 2
3t 1 + (2t) dt = u du = (373/2 − 1).
C 0 8 1 4
4. (a) Parameterization: x = 2 cos(t), y = 2 sin(t), 0 ≤ t ≤ π
Z Z π p Z π
(b) Integration: y ds = 2 2
2 sin(t) (−2 sin(t)) + (2 cos(t))) dt = 4 sin(t) dt = 8.
C 0 0
Vector Function Line Integrals Z
For each example below compute F · dr.
C
Problems:
Z
1. C is the line segment from (2, 3) to (0, 3) and F = hx, −yi, compute F · dr
C
Z
2. C is the line segment from (5, 0, 2) to (5, 3, 4) and F = hz, −y, xi, compute F · dr
C
Z
x 2 2
3. C is the curve from y = e from (2, e ) to (0, 1) and F = hx , −yi, compute F · dr
C

Z of the circle of radius 3 in the first quadrant from (3, 0) to (0, 3) and F = h1, −yi,
4. C is the part
compute F · dr
C
Z
5. C is the part of the curve x = cos(y) from (1, 2π) to (1, 0) and F = hy, 2xi, compute F · dr
C
Solutions:
1. (a) Parameterization: x = 2 − 2t, y = 3, 0 ≤ t ≤ 1
Z Z 1 Z 1
(b) Integration: hx, −yi · dr = h2 − 2t, −3i · h−2, 0i dt = −4 + 4t dt = −2.
C 0 0

2. (a) Parameterization: x = 5, y = 3t, z = 2 + 2t, 0 ≤ t ≤ 1

Z Z 1 Z 1
11
(b) Integration: hz, −y, xi · dr = h2 + 2t, −3t, 5i · h0, 3, 2i dt = −9t + 10 dt = .
C 0 0 2
t
3. (a) Parameterization: x = t, y = e , 0 ≤ t ≤ 2. NOTE: The parameterization I’ve given has the
wrong orientation. So we can either change the parameterization (change all t’s to −t’s), or
just note that this is the parameterization of −C and change the sign of what we get. That
is what I will do below.
Z Z Z 2 Z 2
2 2 2 t t
(b) Integration: hx , −yi·dr = − hx , −yi·dr = − ht , −e i·h1, e i dt = − t2 −e2t dt =
 C  −C 0 0
8 1 4 1 19 1 4
− − e + =− + e .
3 2 2 6 2
4. (a) Parameterization: x = 3 cos(t), y = 3 sin(t), 0 ≤ t ≤ π2 . NOTE: This parameterization has
the correct orientation.
Z Z π/2 Z π/2
(b) Integration: h1, −yi · dr = h1, −3 sin(t)i · h−3 sin(t), 3 cos(t)i dt = −3 sin(t) −
C 0 0
15
9 sin(t) cos(t) dt = · · · = − .
2
5. (a) Parameterization: x = cos(t), y = t, 0 ≤ t ≤ 2π. NOTE: The parameterization I’ve given
has the wrong orientation. So we can either change the parameterization (change all t’s to
−t’s), or just note that this is the parameterization of −C and change the sign of what we
get. That is what I will do below.
Z Z 2π Z 2π
(b) Integration: hy, 2xi·dr = − ht, 2 cos(t)i·h− sin(t), 1i dt = − −t sin(t)+2 cos(t) dt =
C 0 0
· · · = −2π.