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If C is the curve given by http://ada.math.uga.edu/webwork2_files/tmp/equations/01/126d71403184689027c86bb27202771.png [Broken],[/URL] http://ada.math.uga.edu/webwork2_files/tmp/equations/56/f3b3a7b9c3e5d804f53afad7a07bc71.png [Broken] and F is the radial vector field http://ada.math.uga.edu/webwork2_files/tmp/equations/28/71b024e85380a1ae00268ee0af38721.png [Broken],[/URL] compute the work done by F on a particle moving along C.

This is what I've done so far...

F = r because F is only x, y, z

dr/dt = 2cos(t)i+5sin(2t)j+6cos(t)sin^2(t)k

Then F dot dr/dt =

2cos(t)(1+sin(t))+5sin(2t)(1+5sin^2(t))+6cos(t)sin^2(t)(1+2sin^3(t))

Now cos(pi/2) = 0 and sin(pi) = 0 - from 5sin(2t) - so when plugging in pi/2 the answer should be zero for all.

sin(0) = 0 and cos(0) = 1, so when evaluated at 0 the only answer should be 2 (2cos(0)*1) so by my account the answer should be -2.

Apparently this isn't the right answer, if someone could tell me what I missed it'd be awesome.

Thanks a lot.

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# Homework Help: Work done by F for a particle moving along C

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