The sides are just a parabola with depth 13. Did you graph it. That helps to see.
A large tank is designed with vertical ends in the shape of the region between the curves y = x^2/2 and y = 13, measured in feet. Find the hydrostatic force on one end of the tank if it is filled to a depth of 8 ft with gasoline. (Assume the gasoline's density is 42.0 lb/ft^3
Sooo, I am not sure what I'm dealing with, but I think we are integrating from 0 to 8 and pull out the 42 of the integral, of something, I think the curves are confusing me. I know that hydrostatic force is area*pressure, and I think the pressure is 42 times x. But I don't know what the area is. Please help!
Okay, so I got 7239 and it said it was wrong, I probably did something wrong, once again. I integrated, from 0 to 13 (and multiplying the whole thing by 84) the integral of (13*sq rt of 2y)-((sq rt of 2)*y^3/2) dy and that got me to, after integrating, 13sqrt of 2 over 2)*y^3/2 (-) 2*sqrt of 2 over 5)*y^5/2). That's probably really hard to read! I'm sorry!