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− | |Since we are rotating around the ''x''-axis, the washer method would utilize tall rectangles with ''dx'' as their width. This seems like a reasonable choice, as these rectangles would be trapped between our two functions, allowing us to solve a single integral. | + | |'''Choosing the Approach:''' Since we are rotating around the ''x''-axis, the washer method would utilize tall rectangles with ''dx'' as their width. This seems like a reasonable choice, as these rectangles would be trapped between our two functions, allowing us to solve a single integral. |
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− | |Since our rectangles will be trapped between the two functions, and will be rotated around the ''x''-axis (where <math> y=0 </math>), we find | + | |'''Finding the Radii:''' Since our rectangles will be trapped between the two functions, and will be rotated around the ''x''-axis (where <math> y=0 </math>), we find |
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|the inner radius is <math style="vertical-align:0%;"> r = 5-x </math>, represented by the blue line, while | |the inner radius is <math style="vertical-align:0%;"> r = 5-x </math>, represented by the blue line, while | ||
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− | |We must set the two functions equal, and solve. | + | |'''Finding the Bounds of Integration:''' We must set the two functions equal, and solve. If |
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+ | |<math>5-x=25-x^2,</math> | ||
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+ | |then | ||
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+ | |<math>x^2-x-20=(x+4)(x-20)=0,</math> | ||
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+ | |so we have roots -4 and 5. These are our bounds of integration. | ||
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+ | |'''Evaluating the Integral:''' Using the earlier steps, we have | ||
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+ | |<math>V=\pi \int_{-4}^{\, 5} (25-x^2)^2-(5-x)^2 \,dx</math> | ||
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+ | | <math> =\pi \int_{-4}^{\, 5} 625-50x^2+x^4-(25-10x+x^2) \,dx</math> | ||
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+ | | <math> =\pi \int_{-4}^{\, 5} 600-51x^2+x^4+10x \,dx</math> | ||
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+ | | <math> =\pi \int_{-4}^{\, 5} 600-51x^2+x^4+10x \,dx</math> | ||
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+ | | <math> =\pi \biggr(600x-51\cdot\frac{x^{3}}{3}+\frac{x^{5}}{5}+10\cdot\frac{x^{2}}{2}\biggr)\biggr|_{x=-4}^{5}</math> | ||
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+ | | <math> =\frac{15,309}{5}\pi.</math> | ||
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Revision as of 15:43, 8 March 2015
Find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the area enclosed by and
around the x-axis.
Foundations |
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• Choose either shell or washer method. |
• Find the appropriate radii. |
• Determine the bounds of integration by finding when both functions have the same y value. |
• Using the determined values, set up and solve the integral. |
Solution:
Step 1: |
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Choosing the Approach: Since we are rotating around the x-axis, the washer method would utilize tall rectangles with dx as their width. This seems like a reasonable choice, as these rectangles would be trapped between our two functions, allowing us to solve a single integral. |
Step 2: |
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Finding the Radii: Since our rectangles will be trapped between the two functions, and will be rotated around the x-axis (where ), we find |
the inner radius is , represented by the blue line, while |
the outer radius is , represented by the red line. |
Step 3: |
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Finding the Bounds of Integration: We must set the two functions equal, and solve. If |
then |
so we have roots -4 and 5. These are our bounds of integration. |
Step 4: |
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Evaluating the Integral: Using the earlier steps, we have |