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Honors Calc Prob: Vectors

  1. Feb 18, 2009 #1
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    Let C be the circle of radius 2 centered on the origin and contained in the plane 2x - 3y + 5 = 0. Compute the flux through C of the constant vector field v = {6, - 1, 12}

    I have no idea about this problem. This is one the review problem which was given to us in the class for next week's exam.
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2009 #2

    gabbagabbahey

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    Well, what is the definition (it involves an area integral) of flux of a vector field through a surface?

    What is the surface in this case? What is the unit normal to that surface?
     
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