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Line integral

Fernando Revilla

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MHB Math Helper
Jan 29, 2012
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I quote a question from Yahoo! Answers

If C is a simple regular curve that encloses a region R of area k. Prove that if ai, bi are constants
∫(c) [a1x + a2y + a3, b1x + b2y + b3]dα = (b1 - a2)k. thanks
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Fernando Revilla

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Jan 29, 2012
661
Using the Green's theorem: $$\int_C(a_1x+a_2y+a_3,b_1x+b_2y+b_3)d\alpha=\iint_R\left(\frac{\partial Q}{\partial x}-\frac{\partial P}{\partial y}\right)dxdy\\=\iint_R(b_1-a_2)dxdy=(b_1-a_2)\iint_Rdxdy=(b_1-a_2)k$$