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Homework Help: Verify Stoke's theorem for this surface

  1. Dec 10, 2014 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The problem and its solution are attached in TheProblemAndSolution.jpg.

    2. Relevant equations
    Stoke's theorem: ∮_C F ⋅ dr = ∮_C (FT^) dS = ∫∫_S (curl F) ⋅ n^ dS

    3. The attempt at a solution
    In the solution attached in the TheProblemAndSolution.jpg file, I don't understand what's going on with the integral that has |n^k^| on a denominator.

    Could someone please add the steps that are skipped by the solution?

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  3. Dec 10, 2014 #2


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    An easier way would be to say:

    $$\oint_C \vec F \cdot d \vec r = \iint_S \text{curl}(\vec F) \cdot d \vec S = \iint_D \left[(z^2 + x) \hat i - (z+3) \hat k \right] \cdot (\vec r_x \times \vec r_y) \space dA = \iint_D \left[(4 + x) \hat i - 5 \hat k \right] \cdot (\vec r_x \times \vec r_y) \space dA$$

    Where ##\vec r(x,y) = x \hat i + y \hat j + 2 \hat k##.

    A simple switch to polar co-ordinates afterwards would clean that up nicely.
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