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Path Integral to determine Work Done

  1. Apr 19, 2013 #1
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
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  3. Apr 19, 2013 #2


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    "ds" is what I would call "the vector differential of arc length". Specifically, if the path is given by the parametric equations, x= x(t), y= y(t), z= z(t), then [itex]d\vec{s}= (dx/dt)\vec{i}+ (dy/dt)\vec{j}+ (dz/dt)\vec{j}[/itex].
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