of the region inside r^2 = 4 sin 2theta and outside r = sqrt(2)

I've sketched it out, but it just made me angrier. How would i go about setting up an equation for this type of problem?

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- April 27th 2009, 11:45 PMtomobsonfind the area
of the region inside r^2 = 4 sin 2theta and outside r = sqrt(2)

I've sketched it out, but it just made me angrier. How would i go about setting up an equation for this type of problem? - April 28th 2009, 12:05 AMSengNee
- April 28th 2009, 12:20 AMredsoxfan325
Graphing this shows me that it is symmetric around the origin so I'll just calculate it in the first quadrant and multiply by two.

You first want to find where the two curves intersect. If and , these two curves intersect at and .

The formula you want to use is

Plugging in gives you

__Spoiler__: - April 28th 2009, 05:05 AMSengNee
- April 28th 2009, 08:32 AMredsoxfan325
That's just the formula for polar curves. It comes from double integrals.

- April 28th 2009, 09:46 AMtomobson
i guess i graphed this out wrong, so i'm not seeing why i have to calculate four areas and not just two. isn't the first curve a lemniscate with a 45 degree tilt, and the second one just a circle, making it only two areas i have to calculate for the area?

- April 28th 2009, 10:32 AMredsoxfan325
Yes, you're right. When I graphed the equation of the first curve, I forgot it was . (I graphed However, most of my calculations are still correct, I believe, except that instead of multiplying by 4 at the end, I should have multiplied by 2. I have edited my original post.

- April 28th 2009, 07:16 PMSengNee