Compute the flux of the vector field, , through the surface, S. and S is the surface with oriented in the positive y direction.

My answer:

I don't know if this is correct...

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- April 21st 2009, 05:09 PMTheRekzanother flux through surface question
Compute the flux of the vector field, , through the surface, S. and S is the surface with oriented in the positive y direction.

My answer:

I don't know if this is correct... - April 21st 2009, 06:08 PMCalculus26
it looks good-however the orientatation seems a little strange.

you have a parabaloid aligned along the positive y axis

Usually we specify inward or outward--here on the half in the first and 8th octants you have an outward normal but in the 2d and 5th you have an inward normal.

So is this correct?

and of course your region of integration is a circle of radius 6 in the x-z plane - April 22nd 2009, 07:59 AMTheRekz
- April 22nd 2009, 10:15 AMCalculus26
yes the ingrl is okay

in polar form just think of z as y

x= rcos(t)

z = r sin(t) - April 25th 2009, 10:30 PMTheRekz
hmm.. so then it becomes:

am I missing something here? - April 26th 2009, 11:31 AMCalculus26
I was using t for theta --just lazy

integral of cos(theta)^3 should not present a pblm - April 26th 2009, 11:52 AMTheRekz
- April 26th 2009, 11:56 AMCalculus26
yes since x = rcos(theta) you'll end up integrating r^4 first

where does -432 come from? - April 26th 2009, 12:04 PMTheRekz
- April 26th 2009, 12:07 PMCalculus26
No r is a variable you take into account that r is 6 when you integrate r from 0 to 6

- April 26th 2009, 12:47 PMTheRekz
shouldn't we multiply it by r first and then take the integration with respect to r?

- April 26th 2009, 12:51 PMCalculus26
again x= rcos(theta) when you integrate over the disk of radius 6

r varies from 0 to 6 it isn't a constant 6

so you'd have (-2 r^4 cos^3(theta) +7) drd(theta) to integrate - April 26th 2009, 12:58 PMTheRekz
well after that I got:

is this correct?? - April 26th 2009, 01:02 PMCalculus26
Yes

- April 26th 2009, 01:06 PMTheRekz