This is certainly not my favorite calculus topic.

I am to solve this by converting to spherical coordinates.

I guessed the region of integration was the volume of the sphere .

So I had:

Went about solving, and..ended up with 0. (Headbang)

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- June 4th 2010, 11:42 PMEm Yeu AnhYet another triple integral..
This is certainly not my favorite calculus topic.

I am to solve this by converting to spherical coordinates.

I guessed the region of integration was the volume of the sphere .

So I had:

Went about solving, and..ended up with 0. (Headbang) - June 4th 2010, 11:53 PMmatheagle
- June 5th 2010, 12:03 AMEm Yeu Anh
- June 5th 2010, 12:07 AMmatheagle
NO, that's not correct. You need symmetry in BOTH the region and the integrand

This isn't volume, that's the integral of ONE.

hence

BUT your integrand isn't strictly positive can be both positive and negative and it's balanced in the sense that the positive and negative parts of z cancel each other off to give you the answer of ZERO.