# Calculating the Volume of a Rotation.

• Jan 12th 2010, 10:03 AM
ImperialHot
Calculating the Volume of a Rotation.
Could anyone help me out with these problems? I am having trouble solving them.

Find the volume of the solid obtained by the rotation of y=3x^2-x+4 and y=-x^2+3X+12 about the x-axis.

Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by x=2y-y^2 and x=y^2-4y about the line y=-3.
• Jan 12th 2010, 10:30 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by ImperialHot
Could anyone help me out with these problems? I am having trouble solving them.

Find the volume of the solid obtained by the rotation of y=3x^2-x+4 and y=-x^2+3X+12 about the x-axis.

Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by x=2y-y^2 and x=y^2-4y about the line y=-3.

find the x-values of intersection of the two parabolas, $x = a$ and $x = b$ , then use the method of washers ...

$
V = \pi \int_a^b [R(x)]^2 - [r(x)]^2 ~dx
$

where $R(x)$ is the outer washer radius and $r(x)$ is the inner washer radius.