Hi All,
I have to find the volume of the given solid "enclosed by the cylinders z=x^2, y=x^2, and the planes z=0, y=4. But I'm not sure it makes sense. z=x^2 and y=x^2 aren't cylinders, though, they are parabolas. And they don't actually "enclose" any area, do they? Maybe I'm drawing it wrong, but I just can't make sense of it.
Thanks for the reply reckoner. I guess I misspoke. I understand that they are 3-dimensional. But the way I'm understanding it, z=x^2 opens "upward" to infinity, so without some upper bound on z, wouldn't the volume inside of this shape equal infinity?
Maybe an easier question for someone to answer would be, what should I set as my limits of integration? I know y should be between 0 and 4, and x should be between -2 and 2, but I guess I don't know what function I'm integrating.
The point of this section was also to integrate using functions as bounds (for 1 or both variables), as opposed to numbers.
It would, but we are also using the planes and as bounds. The bounded region is actually beneath . Maybe later I'll make a graph to help you visualize it. I don't think I have time right now.
We can integrate . For our limits, we could do either
or
.
Both of these represent the same region. In some problems, changing the order of integration can make it easier to evaluate the integrals. In this case it doesn't matter too much.