Show that the line integral is independent of path and evaluate the integral.
∫c (1-ye^(-x)dx + e^(-x)dy)
C (suppost to be a subscript to the integral) is any path from (0,1) to (1,2)
To prove it is independent of path, i did:
dP/dy = (1-ye^(-x))dy = -e^(-x)
dQ/dx = (e^(-x))dx = -e^(-x)
So, since they are the same, it is conservative, which means it is independent of path.
I'm having some trouble evaluating the integral. I think i do:
∫c (F * dr) = f(1,2)-f(0,1)
= (1-(2)e^(-1)) + e^(-1)) - (1-e^(0) + e^(0))
=1 - 2e^(-1) + e^(-1) - 1
= -2e^(-1) + e^(-1)
I don't think that is correct. I thought is was suppost to equal zero.