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Hello again; Tom from everystepcalculus.com, everystepphysics.com. I’m going to do a line integral in calculus 3 physics. This is right off of Paul’s notes, his example. You can check if you Google line integral. None of us are interested in line integrals; all we want to do is know how to do the problem to pass a quiz or a midterm. Very difficult. I’ve tried to find what does a line integral represent. In other words, what’s the SI units for the answer that they get, and I can’t find it. So that shows you something about calculus. To me, most of it is nonsense. Index 8 to get to my menu. I’m going to scroll down to line integral. I’m already there to save time. And we’re not in a vector field we’re given the RT situation. And I show you the formula; this here is the formula: RT times the magnitude of R of the derivative of RT. And then this worked out. This is RT here, and then the magnitude absolute value of R, derivative of RT is this. Write this all down in your paper, exactly as you see it so you look like you know what you’re doing. And we’re going to put the RT was given in this a problem. We’re going to do alpha before you enter anything into these entry lines here, alpha 4 times 2nd cosign of T alpha 4 times 2nd sign of T. And when they don’t give you the Z, you just put 0 in. Alpha 0. Now it will show you what you’ve entered; you can change it if you want. I say it’s okay. Now we start working out the‚this is a vector here when you have these arrows on these sides, it’s called a vector, RT vector. We’re doing the derivative of that, which equals minus 4 sign of T and 4 cosign of T, et cetera. And we do the magnitude, which is squaring those derivatives. And the answer turns out to be the square root of 16, which is 4, really. And then we’re going to enter the function given, which is alpha X times Y to the fourth power. Where they dream up all these nonsense formulas and functions is unbelievable in calculus. I say it’s okay; you could have changed that if you want. So for the range of alpha, minus pi divided by 2 to the range of alpha pi positive divided by 2. So here we have the range, and here we have the function, and here we have the derivative magnitude of the derivative of RT function. And you do the calculation just as you see them here on your paper. Over the range of this here, you’ve already done the derivative here. Here’s the derivative of that. The answer is 8192 over 5. Notice now it’s just an arbitrary number. We’d like to know area or something, distance, or length or something, but it’s just a number. So you have to decide yourself how important that is. I mean, to me, how important is the slope of a line, which is the derivative or the area under curves, or volume under functions, under spheres and stuff. Have a good one. Go to my site, subscribe and you can see more movies that I might make.

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