Hi, here is my problem: Find the volume formed by rotating the region enclosed by:
and with
about the -axis.
So I get:
But my answer isn't right. Is this the correct way to set it up?
Thanks,
Matt
You have the right idea! Keep in mind, though, that the horizontal refers to values of y, not x. So you would take the top curve , square it, and subtract it from the square of the lower curve
Is it clearer now on why the volume [using the washer method] would be ?
--Chris
Okay, I think I understand where you're coming from. What do you mean exactly when you said, "that the horizontal refers to values of y, not x." So when I have a problem that says rotate about the y axis, the limits are referring to y correct? But what about something like this:
Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by the given curves about the specified axis.
about the y-axis
So would I use the washer method and integrate from 0 to 1?
According to your graph, the horizontal values were the y values. Otherwise it would look like this if you were looking at it from the standard cartesian system:
Get these in terms of y:So when I have a problem that says rotate about the y axis, the limits are referring to y correct? But what about something like this:
Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by the given curves about the specified axis.
about the y-axis
So would I use the washer method and integrate from 0 to 1?
So, in terms of y, and , and its being integrated from 0 to 9. [Since at x=3, y=9]
So the integral here would be
Does this make sense?
--Chris
Yea, I think so, so you subtract because you do the right function minus the left and square both. But how will it look on a graph, what portion gets thrown around. I couldn't figure out how to plot a straight line for x=3 so I just drew it in photoshop.
The light green shaded region is what were are dealing with here:
Since we graphed the functions as , the horizontal here represents the y axis and the vertical represents the x axis.
So here, we have the top function as , and the bottom function is . These two functions intersect at
Since we are revolving it about the y axis [horizontal], our volume integral would be
Does this make sense?
--Chris