# volume of paraboloid

• Jul 6th 2008, 08:45 PM
chris25
volume of paraboloid
find the volume of the paraboloid z=x^2+y^2 below the plane z=4.

i am stuck on setting up the integral..can any one help???
• Jul 6th 2008, 10:14 PM
Chris L T521
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris25
find the volume of the paraboloid z=x^2+y^2 below the plane z=4.

i am stuck on setting up the integral..can any one help???

Let the cross section of the paraboloid at z=4 be our region R.

Thus, the x and y limits of integration become pretty obvious: $\left\{R: \ -2\leq x \leq 2, \ -2\leq y \leq 2\right\}$.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...LT521/Circ.jpg
(this is the region R)

Thus, our volume integral would be $\int_{-2}^2\int_{-2}^2 x^2+y^2 \,dx\,dy$.

We can also represent this integral in polar coordinates. Note that the limits of integration change!

This time we see : $\left\{R: \ 0\leq r \leq 2, \ 0\leq \theta \leq 2\pi\right\}$.

As a result, the integral becomes $\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^2 r^3 \,dr\,d\theta$.

Hope that this makes sense!

--Chris
• Jul 7th 2008, 12:42 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris L T521
Let the cross section of the paraboloid at z=4 be our region R.

Thus, the x and y limits of integration become pretty obvious: $\left\{R: \ -2\leq x \leq 2, \ -2\leq y \leq 2\right\}$.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...LT521/Circ.jpg
(this is the region R)

Thus, our volume integral would be $\int_{-2}^2\int_{-2}^2 x^2+y^2 \,dx\,dy$.

We can also represent this integral in polar coordinates. Note that the limits of integration change!

This time we see : $\left\{R: \ 0\leq r \leq 2, \ 0\leq \theta \leq 2\pi\right\}$.

As a result, the integral becomes $\int_0^{2\pi}\int_0^2 r^3 \,dr\,d\theta$.

Hope that this makes sense!

--Chris

actually, wouldn't the volume be given by $V = \int _{-2}^2 \int_{- \sqrt{4 - x^2}}^{\sqrt{4 - x^2}} \int_{x^2 + y^2}^4 ~dzdydx= \int _{-2}^2 \int_{- \sqrt{4 - x^2}}^{\sqrt{4 - x^2}} \bigg[4 - (x^2 + y^2) \bigg]~dydx$

which yields $\int_0^{2 \pi} \int_0^2 (4r - r^3)~dr d \theta$ ?

...or am i (Drunk) again?