Find the surface area of the portion of the sphere of radius 4 that lies inside the cylinder x^2 +y^2 =12 and above the xyplane.
Could you please show me the steps of solving this question? Thank you very much.
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Find the surface area of the portion of the sphere of radius 4 that lies inside the cylinder x^2 +y^2 =12 and above the xyplane.
Could you please show me the steps of solving this question? Thank you very much.
Hello, kittycat!
The problem has be solved "head on".
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Find the surface area of the portion of the sphere of radius 4
that lies inside the cylinder and above the xyplane.
Turn the diagram 90° "clockwise".Code:
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In right triangle
. . Hence: . .**
We want the area of the "polar cap" formed by the segment at the far right.
The formula for the area of a surface of revolution is: .
The equation of the circle is: .
Then: .
. . . .
. . . .
Hence, we have: .
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Note that: .
Fascinating bit of trivia:
A central cone with vertex angle 120° subtends ¼ the area of the sphere.
With such a cone at the north pole and the south pole,
. . the "equatorial band" has half the area of the sphere.