11/19/2009, 01:05 PM

(11/19/2009, 01:07 AM)andydude Wrote:(11/18/2009, 04:46 PM)tommy1729 Wrote: contour of what ? of the function we are defining with the contour ?

The gradient theorem and residue theorem both show that in many cases the value of a contour integral/line integral is independent of the contour of integration.

So the simple answer to your question is: in many cases, it doesn't matter what the contour of integration is, you get the same result.

gradient theorem and residue theorem are very well known to me.

but andy , i think you got my question wrong.

i didnt ask contour over which ' path ' , i asked over ' what function '.