I am currently having trouble with these calculus practice problems. I would appreciate any help in solving these. Thank you.

1. Find the volume of a solid whose base is enclosed by the circle x^2 + y^2=1, and whose cross sections taken perpendicular to the base are equilateral triangles with bases in the xy-plane.

2. Let R be the region enclosed by the graphs of y=ln(x^2 + 1) and y=cos(x). Setup, using integrals, but do not evaluate the following:

a. The area of R.

b. The base of a solid is region R. Each cross section of the solid perpendicular to the x-axis is an isosceles right triangle. Express the volume of the solid.