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    Need help for text tomorrow

    Find the surface area of the solid of revolution over the interval

    1. y=x^3, [0,2]
    Answer: \pi(145\sqrt{145}-1)/27

    What I tried:

    \frac{dy}{dx}=3x^2
    Plug into formula for Surface Area of a solid of revolution about the x-axis:
    \int_a^b 2\pi y \sqrt{1+(\frac{dy}{dx})^2}dx
    2\pi\int_0^2 x^3\sqrt{1+(3x^2)^2}dx
    2\pi\int_0^2\sqrt{1+9x^4}x^3dx
    let u=1+9x^4, \frac{du}{dx}=36x^3
    Convert limits: when x=0, u=1, when x=2, u=289
    \frac{2\pi}{36}\int_1^{289} \sqrt{u} du
    Integrate:
    \frac{\pi}{18}(\frac{2}{3}u^{\frac{3}{2}})\bigg|^{  289}_1
    Plug in u, evaluate at limits, simplify.

    I don't seem to be getting the answer that's in my book.
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    Let u=x^{4};\;\ \frac{du}{4}=x^{3}dx

    Then you get:

    \frac{\pi}{2}\int_{0}^{16}\sqrt{1+9u}du

    Let w=1+9u;\;\ \frac{dw}{9}=du

    \frac{\pi}{18}\int_{1}^{145}{\sqrt{w}}dw=\frac{(14  5\sqrt{145}-1){\pi}}{27}
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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus
    Let u=x^{4};\;\ \frac{du}{4}=x^{3}dx

    Then you get:

    \frac{\pi}{2}\int_{0}^{16}\sqrt{1+9u}du
    thanks. how do you integrate this without using substitution? shouldn't either way work though?
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    I used u-substitution
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_323_h
    Find the surface area of the solid of revolution over the interval

    1. y=x^3, [0,2]
    Answer: \pi(145\sqrt{145}-10\sqrt{10})/27
    I shall use the infamous earboth substitution.

    2\pi \int_0^2 x^3\sqrt{1+[(x^3)']^2}dx
    Thus,
    2\pi \int_0^2 x^3\sqrt{1+(3x^2)^2} dx
    Thus,
    2\pi \int_0^2 x^3\sqrt{1+9x^4} dx
    Express as, (and you will see why),
    \frac{2\pi}{36} \int 36x^3 \sqrt{1+9x^4} dx
    Let u=1+9x^4
    Then, \frac{du}{dx}=36x^3
    Thus,
    \frac{\pi}{18} \int \sqrt{u} \frac{du}{dx} dx
    Which is (after earboth substitute),
    \frac{\pi}{18} \int \sqrt{u} du
    Thus,
    \frac{\pi}{18} \cdot \frac{2}{3} u^{3/2}
    Thus, (substitute back)
    \frac{\pi}{27} (1+9x^4)^{3/2} \big|^2_0
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
    Thus, (substitute back)
    \frac{\pi}{27} (1+9x^4)^{3/2} \big|^2_0
    How come you didn't have to convert the limits? do you mind evaluating this for me? I know it's really simple...I can get this far but when I evaluate I don't get the same answer as in the book:
    <br />
\pi(145\sqrt{145}-1)/27<br />

    I know that they factored...but don't quite exactly see how they got there. When I evaluate I get huge numbers. Thanks
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    <br />
\frac{\pi}{27} (1+9x^4)^{3/2} \big|^2_0<br />

    This is how I taught my students, since they get confused with negatives and all that.

    2 seperate things.
    1.1)1]1}First: Evaluate it for upper and stop.
    2.2)2]2}Second: Evaluate it for lower and stop.

    That is it now subtract them. The reason why I prefer it like this is because it elimanates much effort with working it all out in one long line which confuses many students.
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    Step 1)
    \frac{\pi}{27}(1+9(2)^4)^{3/2}=\frac{\pi}{27}(1+9\cdot 16)^{3/2}=\frac{\pi}{27}145^{3/2}
    Okay, do you remember radicals?
    That nasty exponent means,
    \sqrt{145^3}=\sqrt{145^2\cdot 145}=145\sqrt{145}
    Thus, the first part gives,
    \frac{\pi\cdot 145}{18} \cdot \sqrt{145}

    Okay, this is the problem are you sure that the limits are 0 and 2. They should be 1 and 2 to give the book's answer.

    You see how to do it? Do you want to do the second part. I just really do not want to do it because of all the time it takes.
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    sigh..i posted the wrong answer. this is the second time this week. it's supposed to be
    <br />
\pi(145\sqrt{145}-1)/27<br />

    it is over the correct interval though. when you used u-substition why didn't you have to convert the limits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_323_h
    sigh..i posted the wrong answer. this is the second time this week. it's supposed to be
    <br />
\pi(145\sqrt{145}-1)/27<br />

    it is over the correct interval though
    Now it makes sense. And let me continue.

    Now you do step 2 you evaluate it for 0 only:
    \frac{\pi}{27}(1+9(0)^4)^{3/2}=\frac{\pi}{27}(1+9\cdot 0)^{3/2}=\frac{\pi}{27}1^{3/2}
    Okay, do you know that,
    1^n=1 for any n?
    Then, you are left with,
     \frac{\pi}{27}.
    ---
    In my other post I did the first equaluation
    In this post I did the second equaluation.
    Now subtract,
    \frac{\pi\cdot 145}{18} \cdot \sqrt{145}-\frac{\pi}{27}<br />
    Fractions, common denominator good,
    \frac{\pi \cdot 145\sqrt{145}-\pi}{27}
    Factor pi,
    \frac{\pi(145\sqrt{145}-1)}{27}
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    ok. i understand that you used 2 and 0 as the limits.

    general question on definite intergrals: when you use u-substitution, do you always convert the limits, or can you treat the definite integral as an indefinite integral and evaluate the original limits at the end? which would be 0 and 2 in this case
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_323_h
    ok. i understand that you used 2 and 0 as the limits.

    general question on definite intergrals: when you use u-substitution, do you always convert the limits, or can you treat the definite integral as an indefinite integral and evaluate the original limits at the end? which would be 0 and 2 in this case
    The method I prefer is doing it like an indefinite integral and the converting back. So you use the original limits.

    You can also, change the limits with a "u-substitution" but I do not like that one.
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