# Thread: area bounded by the curves...

1. ## area bounded by the curves...

Find The Area Bounded by the following curves
$x=a(\theta - \sin \theta$)
$y=a(1-\cos \theta$
$0 \leqslant \theta \leqslant 2\pi$

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2. Well, I would first like to point out that what you have written aren't curves but just one curve defined parametrically. It's called a cycloid.
Anyway, I guess you'd like the area between it and the x-axis.
Just take the integral as always, but rewrite with theta:
$\int^{2a\pi}_0 y\,dx=\int^{2\pi}_0 a(1-\cos \theta)\,d(a(t-\sin \theta))=\int^{2\pi}_0 a^2(1-\cos \theta)(1-\cos \theta)\,dt$
$=\int^{2\pi}_0 a^2 (1-\cos \theta)^2\,dt$

Now you can solve this any way you like.

3. Originally Posted by grgrsanjay
Find The Area Bounded by the following curves
$x=a(\theta - \sin \theta$)
$y=a(1-\cos \theta$
$0 \leqslant \theta \leqslant 2\pi$

THE LATEX IS AWESOME IN MHF NOW!!!
I assume you mean the area in the first quadrant

Just integrate

$\int_{0}^{2\pi}ydx=a^2\int_{0}^{2\pi}(1-\cos(\theta)^2dt$

4. Originally Posted by TheEmptySet
I assume you mean the area in the first quadrant

Just integrate

$\int_{0}^{2\pi}ydx=a^2\int_{0}^{2\pi}(1-\cos(\theta)^2dt$
i couldn't understand why are we doing it?