
vector fields
Hello, I'm having trouble understanding work done by vector fields following a specific path. Here's a specific question I'm stuck on from my homework:
Find the work done by the force field F = ⟨x sin y , y⟩ on a particle that moves along the parabola y = x^2 from (−1,1) to (2,4).
thank you!

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Hi upanddown.
I write on paper faster than typing LaTeX with an iPad. So here's a photo.
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Hope this helps.

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wow thank you!! this helped a whole lot. I was setting my t bound to the y values and not the x values which was giving me the wrong answer.

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No problem. It was fun working one of those. Hadn't done one in a long time.

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so if the vector r is already parametrized, how do I know how to parametrize the vector F?
for example, the vector <x,y> if I already know r=<t^2,t^3>

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oh nevermind, I just figured it out. thank you anyways!