# Calculate the work done by the force

1. Nov 9, 2008

### pph1011

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A particle moves from the origin to the point x=3m, y=6m along the curve y=ax^2 - bx , where a = 2.0m^-1 and b = 4.0m . It is subject to a force F=cxy i + d j , where c= 8.0N/m^2 and d= 16N .

2. Relevant equations

Calculate the work done by the force

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Nov 9, 2008

### asleight

Work is defined as:

$$\int\vec{F}d\vec{x}$$. Do you know what's next?

3. Nov 9, 2008

### pph1011

what's the next?

4. Nov 9, 2008

### asleight

Take the integral of work.

$$W=\int Fds \rightarrow W = \int\int F dx dy$$

Catch my drift?