I am just learning about double and triple integration, but I am stuck on this problem:
Find the average distance to the x-axis for points in the region bounded by the x-axis and the graph
I am not quite sure how to set up the double integral. I appreciate the help.
Apr 22nd 2010, 09:09 AM
The "distance to the x-axis" for any point (x, y) is, of course, y.
To find the average value of function f(x,y) over two-dimensional region U, take the integral of f(x,y) over that region, divided by the area of the region: .
Here, you region is "bounded by the x-axis and the graph "y= x- x^2[/tex]". If draw a graph you will see that that graph is a parabola that intersects the x-axis at x= 0 and x= 1. In order to cover that region, you will have to take x going from 0 to 1 and, [b]for each x, y from 0 to .