# Line Integral (where the path is not single valued)

1. Apr 5, 2009

### Neoleachster

I'm a bit confused as to how to solve this line integral:

Evaluate I = The integral of (x+y)dx from A (0,1) to B (0,-1) along the semi-circle
x^2 + y^2 = 1 for for x is equal to or greater than 0.

So far have have got:

if x^2 + y^2 = 1 then y= + SQRT of (1 - x^2)

which I believe boils down to : 2 times the integral of SQRT (1 - x^2) from 0 to 1.

I'm very confused how to finish this off and would appreciate any help.

2. Apr 5, 2009

### nicksauce

Use polar coordinates! Ie: x = cos(theta), y = sin(theta), theta going from pi/2 to 3pi/2. (And include an overall negative sign due to the orientation of the curve)