# area of a surface of revolution

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Find the area of the surface obtained by rotating the curve about the x-axis.?

y = sqrt(2 + 2 x)

3<=x<=11

I know that the formula used for this is S =(integral from 3to11) 2*pi*y*sqrt(1+(y')^2)dy

for y' i get y'=1/( 2*sqrt(2+2x) )

once i plug in both y and y'. i get stuff because i'm not sure how it will all work out with the u-substitution and all.

can someone help? thanks!

Find the area of the surface obtained by rotating the curve about the x-axis.?

y = sqrt(2 + 2 x)

3<=x<=11

I know that the formula used for this is S =(integral from 3to11) 2*pi*y*sqrt(1+(y')^2)dy

for y' i get y'=1/( 2*sqrt(2+2x) )

once i plug in both y and y'. i get stuff because i'm not sure how it will all work out with the u-substitution and all.

can someone help? thanks!
The surface area is the integral of circle circumferences, multiplied by $$\displaystyle \sqrt{(dy)^2+(dx)^2}$$ rather than dx from x=3 to 11,

$$\displaystyle \sqrt{(dy)^2+(dx)^2}=\sqrt{\left(\frac{dy}{dx}\right)^2+\left(\frac{dx}{dx}\right)^2}\ dx$$

$$\displaystyle f(x)=(2+2x)^{0.5}$$

$$\displaystyle \frac{d}{dx}\ f(x)=0.5(2+2x)^{-0.5}2=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2+2x}}$$

$$\displaystyle \sqrt{1+\left(\frac{dy}{dx}\right)^2}=\sqrt{1+\frac{1}{2+2x}}$$

$$\displaystyle =\sqrt{\frac{2+2x+1}{2+2x}}$$

$$\displaystyle \int_{3}^{11}{(2{\pi}r)}\sqrt{(dy)^2+(dx)^2}=2{\pi}\int_{3}^{11}{\sqrt{2+2x}}\sqrt{\frac{3+2x}{2+2x}}dx$$

$$\displaystyle =2{\pi}\int_{3}^{11}{\sqrt{3+2x}}\ dx$$

$$\displaystyle u=3+2x$$

$$\displaystyle du=2dx$$

$$\displaystyle dx=\frac{du}{2}$$

If you like you can change the limits and work exclusively with u,
or leave the limits alone and switch back to x having evaluated the integral.

$$\displaystyle {\pi}\int_{9}^{25}{u^{\frac{1}{2}}}\ du$$

Or

$$\displaystyle {\pi}\int_{x=3}^{x=11}{u^{\frac{1}{2}}}\ du$$

$$\displaystyle ={\pi}\frac{2}{3}\left[(3+2x)^{\frac{3}{2}}\right]$$ from x=3 to x=11

$$\displaystyle ={\pi}\frac{2}{3}\left[\left(25\right)^{\frac{3}{2}}-9^{\frac{3}{2}}\right]$$

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#### drumist

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Find the area of the surface obtained by rotating the curve about the x-axis.?

y = sqrt(2 + 2 x)

3<=x<=11

I know that the formula used for this is S =(integral from 3to11) 2*pi*y*sqrt(1+(y')^2)dy

for y' i get y'=1/( 2*sqrt(2+2x) )

once i plug in both y and y'. i get stuff because i'm not sure how it will all work out with the u-substitution and all.

can someone help? thanks!
$$\displaystyle y=\sqrt{2+2x} = (2+2x)^{1/2}$$

$$\displaystyle y' = \frac{1}{2} (2+2x)^{-1/2} \cdot 2 = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2+2x}}$$

So:

$$\displaystyle 1+(y')^2 = 1+ \frac{1}{2+2x} = \frac{3+2x}{2+2x}$$

So:

$$\displaystyle y \cdot \sqrt{1+(y')^2} = \sqrt{2+2x} \cdot \sqrt{\frac{3+2x}{2+2x}} = \sqrt{3+2x}$$

So the integral to solve is

$$\displaystyle 2 \pi \int_3^{11} \sqrt{3+2x} \, dx$$