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# If $C$ is a smooth curve given by a vector function $\textbf{r}(t)$, $a \leqslant t \leqslant b$, and $\textbf{v}$ is a constant vector, show that $$\int_C \textbf{v} \cdot d \textbf{r} = \textbf{v} \cdot [ \textbf{r}(b) - \textbf{r}(a)]$$

## $$\begin{array}{c}{\int_{C} \mathbf{v} \cdot d \mathbf{r}=v_{1} \int_{a}^{b} x^{\prime}(t) d t+v_{2} \int_{a}^{b} y^{\prime}(t) d t+v_{3} \int_{a}^{b} z^{\prime}(t) d t} \\ {\int_{C} \mathbf{v} \cdot d \mathbf{r}=v_{1}[x(b)-x(a)]+v_{2}[y(b)-y(a)]+v_{3}[z(b)-z(a)]}\end{array}$$

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Vector Calculus

##### Heather Z.

Oregon State University

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

##### Michael J.

Idaho State University

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