16th September 2013

Line Integral of a Vector Field

Inspired by a discussion with my son regarding movement of a point-charge between two other charges I revisited the definition of the line integral. Wikipedia offers an excellent visualization of the definition of the line integral for a vector field. See animated graphic below:

Line integral

This is something a book barely can do.

BTW, still today, I find multivariate calculus interesting, see On Differential Forms.

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Author: Elmar Klausmeier