The University of Sydney
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Assignment 1
MATH2021 Vector Calculus and Differential Equations Semester 1, 2021
Lecturer: Zhou Zhang
This assignment is due by Sydney Time, 5 April 2021 at 11:50PM (Monday, Week 6).
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1. (1) In xy-plane, sketch the region R which is enclosed by the following:
 the part of the circle x2 + y2 = 4 with x > 0;
 the line y = 1;
 the part of the circle x2 + y2 = 1 in the second quadrant;
 the line through the points (−1, 0) and (√3,−1).
(2) The boundary of R is a curve C with four pieces corresponding to the four curves in (1). Find
the parametrisation for C by considering it as the following motion:
 starting at the point (0, 1);
 going around the origin in the counter-clockwise direction;
 being unit speed.
Note: The parameter needs to start at 0 and change continuously for the whole curve C. Don’t
worry about the vertices where the motion suddenly changes direction.
2. For the curve C in Problem 1,
(1) calculate the total arc length;
(2) calculate the line integral ∫
C
−→
V · d−→r
for the vector field
−→
V = (y,−x);
(3) calculate the line integral ∫
C
−→
W · d−→r
for the vector field
−→
W = (x, 2y).
(4) decide whether
−→
V and
−→