Hey guys.

I'm in the middle of this crazy exercise and I got stuck in this ugly integral in the bottom of the page, any ideas on how to solve it?

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- Aug 11th 2008, 10:35 AMasi123integral
Hey guys.

I'm in the middle of this crazy exercise and I got stuck in this ugly integral in the bottom of the page, any ideas on how to solve it? - Aug 11th 2008, 11:02 AMwingless
What's the original question?

- Aug 11th 2008, 11:08 AMasi123
The question is to find the area of this surface (in the pic).

What it means, is to find the surface area of the cylinder between z=0 and z=sqrt(x^2+y^2). - Aug 11th 2008, 12:42 PMThePerfectHacker
(It is assume that $\displaystyle a>0$)

Let $\displaystyle A$ be the disk $\displaystyle (x-a)^2+y^2 = a^2$.

Then what you are looking for is $\displaystyle \iint_A \sqrt{1+(\partial_1 f)^2+(\partial_1 f)^2}$.

Where $\displaystyle f(x,y) = \sqrt{x^2+y^2}$.

This means, $\displaystyle \partial_1 f(x,y) = - \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}$ and $\displaystyle \partial_2 f(x,y) = -\frac{y}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}$

Thus, we end up with $\displaystyle \iint_A \sqrt{2} = \sqrt{2} \cdot \text{area}(A) = \sqrt{2}\pi a^2 $