Hi, I'm having trouble finding the area of this parametric curve.

The area is enclosed by the curve x = t^2-2t, y = t^0.5 and the y-axis.

Thanks.

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- Mar 22nd 2009, 12:11 PMtriggyArea of parametric curve
Hi, I'm having trouble finding the area of this parametric curve.

The area is enclosed by the curve x = t^2-2t, y = t^0.5 and the y-axis.

Thanks. - Mar 22nd 2009, 12:52 PMskeeter
- Mar 22nd 2009, 01:21 PMtriggy
Oh alright, I got up to that last line.

I integrated and got an answer of (1/5)*[2^(5/4)]/5 - (2/3)*[2^(3/4)].

It doesn't appear to be the correct answer. I was wondering about the bounds. Is the bounds supposed to be in terms of t: the integral of 0 to 2? - Mar 22nd 2009, 01:28 PMskeeter