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Problem 48 Medium Difficulty

Line integrals of vector fields on closed curves Evaluate $\oint_{C} \mathbf{F} \cdot d \mathbf{r}$ for the following vector fields and closed oriented curves $C$ by parameterizing C. If the integral is not zero, give an explanation.
$\quad \mathbf{F}=\langle y,-x\rangle ; C$ is the circle of radius 3 centered at the origin oriented counterclockwise.



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