Talk:Line integral

A line integral is the area under a function along a specified curve.

I have to admit that I have great difficulties to align this description with the usual definition of a line integral, i.e., something like

$\int_\mathbf{C} \langle \vec{f}(\vec{s}), d\vec{s} \rangle$

(I used this notation to stress the scalar product)

FrankC aka ComedyFan 09:16, 26 December 2009 (EST)

Your point is a good one. Please feel free to make such substantive improvements directly on the content page. I'll build on your point now ... in the content entry.--Andy Schlafly 09:35, 26 December 2009 (EST)
Scylla: it is never appropriate for an editor to change the additions made by an Administrator
Charybdis: 90/10
I was already blocked two times for three days, I tread carefully... FrankC aka ComedyFan

The sentence A line integral is the area under a function along a specified curve. is still wrong, IMHO. FrankC aka ComedyFan 12:57, 26 December 2009 (EST)

Good point, let's drop the non-vector definition since this term is almost always used in vector analysis. Also, you're being overly literal in interpreting (criticizing) the rules, a characteristic I've found to be common to liberal style. Good faith, substantive edits have never been a problem on this site.--Andy Schlafly 14:02, 26 December 2009 (EST)
I'm not interpreting the rules, I'm just observing their application. But as we are now sharing our evaluation of each others writing style, may I add that in my opinion you are somewhat to liberal in your usage of absolutes, like never, or most logical... FrankC aka ComedyFan 15:17, 26 December 2009 (EST)