Use Stokes' Theorem to find the circulation of F =4yi +3zj +7xk around the triangle obtained by tracing out the path (6,0,0) to (6,0,5), to (6,5,5) back to (6,0,0).
Circulation = ∫CF ⋅dr

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so the curl is -3i-7j-4k

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If you want to go from line integral to surface integral, shouldn't you need the anticurl?

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What is the anticurl?

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Nevermind, they gave the anticurl

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I see

- anonymous

I mean A such that \[
B = \nabla \times A
\]

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But apparently they gave it to you already.

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do you know how I would set up the line integral. I know that I have to use the points to make an equation of the triangle but after that I'm not sure

- anonymous

So to use stokes theorem, you need to parametrize the surface.

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They don't want you to set up the line integral, but I can help you do that if you want.

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The surface is the triangle?

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I want to be able to do it using stoke's theorem/how they want it

- anonymous

Here is stokes theorem: \[
\iint_S\mathbf{F}\cdot d\mathbf{S}=\int_{\partial S}\nabla \times \mathbf{F}\cdot d\mathbf{r}
\]

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Now, the only way to use stokes theorem here is to do the left (surface integral) side. If you did the right (line integral side) would you really be using stokes?

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No. I guess I was making a mistake. So how would I parametrize the surface? After that would the surface integral require a normal?

- anonymous

I'm getting line integrals and surface and green's theorem andstoke's theorem confused since we are barely covering them.

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You can easily find two parallel vectors for the triangle right?

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the yz-plane?

- anonymous

No, you do it by finding a vector between two points.

- anonymous

Between two points. So would I have to use points not contained in the triangle?

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?

- anonymous

oh wow, you're right.

- anonymous

yeah so we want the bounds on the yz plane.

- anonymous

okay so since I know the yz plane is parallel to the trianle would I be able to choose any 2 points there?

- anonymous

oh so it is a projection onto the yz plane

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of the triangle, right?

- anonymous

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- anonymous

okay so does that tell me what the limits of integration for z are going to be or am I supposed to use it to parametrize the triangle?

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You could parametrize it as \[
\Phi(u,v) = (6,u,v),\quad 0\le u \le 5,\quad u\le v \le 5
\]

- anonymous

Oh I see. Because the x value is constant, right?
Then from there will I have to calculte the normal to dot it with the curl of F?

- anonymous

In this case \(\mathbf{F}\) doesn't need to be messed with, you only take the curl to do the line integral part.

- anonymous

So I just dot the parametrization of the triangle with the curl and then I just use the limits of integration for u and v?

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How many times do I have to say you don't take the curl?

- anonymous

Sorry I keep looking up at the equation. Okay. What would be the next step in my process?

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\[
\iint_S \mathbf{F}\cdot d\mathbf{S}= \iint_D\mathbf{F}\circ\Phi(u,v)\cdot \frac{\partial \Phi}{\partial u}\times \frac{\partial \Phi}{\partial v}dudv
\]

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\[
\mathbf{F}\circ \Phi(u,v) = \mathbf{F}(x(u,v),y(u,v), z(u,v))
\]

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\(D\) corresponds to the bounds of \(u,v\).

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okay so it is the vector field f in terms of u and v dotted with the normal of the parametrization?

- anonymous

Yes.

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Okay I'm going to work it out really quick.

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Okay so when I did the normal I got <1,0,0> which, then dotted with <4u,3v,42>
So I got 4u
then I took the double integral
\[\int\limits_{0}^{5}\int\limits_{u}^{5}4udv du\]
that became
\[\int\limits_{0}^{5}20u-4u^2du\]
from there I got \[10u^2-4/3u^3\]
and my answer was 250/3.
Did I mess up somewhere because my answer seems incorrect? Was my set up correct?

- anonymous

You have to consider the orientation.

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the orientation is counter is wingspanwise so that means the normal is supposed to be supposed to be negative, right, or the parametrization of the triangle?

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- anonymous

Yes it should be negative.

- anonymous

the normal?

- anonymous

yeah.

- anonymous

Okay I change the normal to negative and then my answer just ended up being -250/3 but it is still wrong. Does it look like I did a mistake in setting it up?

- anonymous

Do you know what the answer is?

- anonymous

Okay I got it I decided to use the parametrization that you gave me. Then I took the gradient of it and dotted it with the curl I got. so it was <-3,-7,-4> dotted with the gradient of <6,-u,v> which gave me 7-4 which is 3. Then I used all the limits of integration you gave me and got the correct answer which is 75/2 . I'm not sure if this is another part of the formula but it worked. Thank you very much! Would you gladly help me with one more wuestion if I post it up?

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