What he's doing is squaring the expression, which is what is required in the volumes of revolution formulas. It's an application of laws of indices if you look at it in that kind of way.
For instance, your value for y might also be something like - here, you would get which leads to .
I think what you might need to familiarise yourself with though is the whole concept of . Here, what you've just basically witnessed was the a, which in your case was 1/3, multiplied by 2. And two thirds is...2/3. Which is what you get - and then when you integrate x to that power, you're adding one and getting a coefficient of 3/5.