Find V of cone z=ksqrt(x^2+y^2) bounded by z=h using spherical coordinates

We were given this exercise in class to take home but I am a bit confused with it. If anyone could help I would appreciate it.

Let C be a conical solid bounded above by z=h and below by the cone z=k*sqrt{x^2+y^2}, k>0. We are supposed to find the triple integral for the volume of the cone in spherical coordinates.

*V*=∫∫∫*ρ*2*s**i**n*(*θ*)*d**ρ**d**ϕ**d**θ*

I am a bit confused at what the boundaries will be. I know 0<=*θ*<=2*π* however I am confused at what the boundaries for *ϕ* and *ρ* will be. If someone could shed some light on this I would really appreciate it.

Re: Find V of cone z=ksqrt(x^2+y^2) bounded by z=h using spherical coordinates

Since , the plane z= h becomes . The cone [tex]z= k\sqrt{x^2+ y^2}]/tex] becomes which reduces to .

Are you required to do this in spherical coordinates? I think that cylindrical coordinates would be simpler.

Re: Find V of cone z=ksqrt(x^2+y^2) bounded by z=h using spherical coordinates

Yes I am required to do this in spherical coordinates. Kind of a bummer but whatever.

So ok, yes I can now see what you are saying... So for the boundaries now $0<=\theta<=2\pi$, then 0<=\phi<=arctan(1/k) and finally 0<=\rho<= h/cos\phi. Is this correct?

If so then the Integral would then be:

$$\int_0^{2\pi} d\theta \int_0^{arctan(1/k)} sin\phi d\phi \int_0^{h/cos\phi} \rho^2 d\rho$$

Is this correct?

I don't know if my text format works on this site. So if not forgive me it its too messy.

Re: Find V of cone z=ksqrt(x^2+y^2) bounded by z=h using spherical coordinates

Nvm. I figured it out. Thanks for your help!