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    Red face another triple integral problem..

    Calculate the volume of the solid that lies within x^2+y^2+z^2=49 above the xy=plane and below z=\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}x^2+\frac{1}{3}y^2}

    Having trouble visualizing what that cone would look like.
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    It should look something like this:



    I would convert to polar co-ordinates.

    EDIT: Scratch that.
    Last edited by ANDS!; June 2nd 2010 at 08:29 PM. Reason: Wrong strategy. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDS! View Post
    It should look something like this:



    I would convert to polar co-ordinates.

    EDIT: Scratch that.
    Thanks though. Yeah I was considering spherical, my trouble is obtaining the angle phi for the cone.
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    It resembles a snowball.

    z^2 = \frac{1}{3}(x^2 + y^2)

    \rho^2\cos^2{\phi} = \frac{1}{3}(\rho^2\sin^2{\phi}\cos^2{\theta} + \rho^2\sin^2{\phi}\sin^2{\theta})

    \rho^2\cos^2{\phi} = \frac{1}{3}\rho^2\sin^2{\phi}

    3= \tan^2{\phi}

    you can finish up from here to find phi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11rdc11 View Post
    It resembles a snowball.

    z^2 = \frac{1}{3}(x^2 + y^2)

    \rho^2\cos^2{\phi} = \frac{1}{3}(\rho^2\sin^2{\phi}\cos^2{\theta} + \rho^2\sin^2{\phi}\sin^2{\theta})

    \rho^2\cos^2{\phi} = \frac{1}{3}\rho^2\sin^2{\phi}

    3= \tan^2{\phi}

    you can finish up from here to find phi?
    Sorry I am not sure how to solve that last line.
    With phi solved would the volume then be described by this:
    \int_?^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^7p^2sin{  \phi}  dpd{\theta}d{\phi}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Em Yeu Anh View Post
    Sorry I am not sure how to solve that last line.
    With phi solved would the volume then be described by this:
    \int_?^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^7p^2sin{  \phi} dpd{\theta}d{\phi}
    3 = \tan^2{\phi}

    \sqrt{3} = \tan{\phi}

    \arctan{\sqrt{3}} = \phi

    \phi = \frac{\pi}{3}

    \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{3}}\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^7p^2si  n{\phi} dpd{\theta}d{\phi}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Em Yeu Anh View Post
    Calculate the volume of the solid that lies within x^2+y^2+z^2=49 above the xy=plane and below z=\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}x^2+\frac{1}{3}y^2}

    Having trouble visualizing what that cone would look like.
    z= \sqrt{\frac{1}{3}x^2+ \frac{1}{3}y^2}, restricted to the xz-plane so that y= 0, is z= \pm\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}x, two lines with slopes \pm\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}.

    In spherical coordinates, then, \phi= cot^{-1}\left(\sqrt{\frac{1}{3}}\right)= \frac{\pi}{3}.


    Blast! 11rdc11 beat me again!
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