# Thread: Double integral problem

1. ## Double integral problem

I'm trying to prove that J=>0. J is defined as the double integral over region R of f(x,y)dA with R = [-2,2]x[2,4] and f = (x^5+y^5)^(1/5). I know I have to set f smaller and bigger than my region R, but then how can I translate that to the integral?

2. ## Re: Double integral problem

Originally Posted by richardsim10
I'm trying to prove that J=>0. J is defined as the double integral over region R of f(x,y)dA with R = [-2,2]x[2,4] and f = (x^5+y^5)^(1/5). I know I have to set f smaller and bigger than my region R, but then how can I translate that to the integral?
The Function will have its absolute minimum on the recangle

$[-2, 2] \times [2,4]$

at the point $(-2,2)$

and it will have its absolute max at the point

$(2,4)$.

This gives.

$0 \le f(x,y) \le 2\sqrt[5]{33}$

But more importantly why does it have these extreem values

3. ## Re: Double integral problem

Function as a surface:

$f(\text{x},\text{y})\text{=}\left(x^5+y^5\right)^{ \frac{1}{5}}$