# Thread: Double Integration --- help!

1. ## Double Integration --- help!

$\int_0^{1} \int_0^{1} \sqrt(x + y + 1)$

I'm having trouble finding the answer to this problem. The square root is supposed to be over all of the x + y + 1.

Thanks.

2. Originally Posted by larson
$\int_0^{1} \int_0^{1} \sqrt(x + y + 1)$

I'm having trouble finding the answer to this problem. The square root is supposed to be over all of the x + y + 1.

Thanks.

$\int_0^1\int_0^1\sqrt{x+y+1}\,dy\,dx$

Note that when we integrate with respect to y, x+1 is considered a constant, let's say A.

The integral becomes $\int_0^1\int_0^1 \sqrt{y+A}\,dy\,dx$

Now to evaluate this integral, you can make a simple substitution: $u=y+A\implies \,du=\,dy$. The limits of integration change as well! $u(0)=A$ and $u(1)=A+1$

Thus, we now have $\int_0^1\left[\int_A^{A+1}\sqrt{u}\,du\right]\,dx=\int_0^1\left[\left.\tfrac{2}{3}u^{\frac{3}{2}}\right|_A^{A+1}\r ight]\,dx$

Now plugging back $A=x+1$ and simplifying, we end up with $\tfrac{2}{3}\int_0^1\left[(x+2)^{\frac{3}{2}}-(x+1)^{\frac{3}{2}}\right]\,dx$

I'm sure you can take it from here.

--Chris

3. I'm going to assume you're integrating by x and then by y. In this case it doesn't matter if it's the opposite, but sometimes it does.

$
\int_0^{1} \int_0^{1} \sqrt(x + y + 1) dx dy
$

The key is just remembering that the square root of a number is just an exponent of 1/2.

$
\int_0^{1} \int_0^{1} (x + y + 1)^{\frac {1} {2}} dx dy
$

From here you're going to integrate as with any normal exponent. Add one to it and multiply the front by the inverse. Then just plug in 1 and 0 for x and subtract.

$
\int_0^{1} (\frac {2} {3} * (1 + y + 1)^{\frac {3} {2}}-\frac {2} {3} * (0 + y + 1)^{\frac {3} {2}}) dy
$

Just repeat for the other variable and you'll be there soon enough.