How do you find the surface area of the ellipsoid obtained by rotating the ellipse x=acos(theta), y=bsin(theta) About the x-axkis.

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- February 24th 2008, 05:44 AMVINAYBAR[SOLVED] Surface Area using integration
How do you find the surface area of the ellipsoid obtained by rotating the ellipse x=acos(theta), y=bsin(theta) About the x-axkis.

- February 24th 2008, 06:55 AMSilver
Using the formula below?

Although youre gonna have to replace**1 with [dx/d(theta)]^2**and**(dy/dx)^2 with [dy/d(theta)]^2**(because you are given parametrics)