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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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)
Last edited by Silver; Feb 24th 2008 at 09:59 AM.