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    how to find area and volume of double helix using integration

    hi
    i hope this is the right place to post this question.

    the problem is that i need to find the area and volume of a double helix(shape of DNA) using integration.please help me

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypunk View Post
    hi
    i hope this is the right place to post this question.

    the problem is that i need to find the area and volume of a double helix(shape of DNA) using integration.please help me

    thanks
    Two dimensional or three dimensional? If this is 2-D then I bet you can model the double helix using the sine or cosine functions. Do you have an equation modeling the double helix shape of DNA?
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    3d

    its supposed to be 3d.
    i think i have the equations but i couldn't work 'em out:



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