Finding volume bounded by paraboloid and cylinder

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Find the volume bounded by the paraboloid z= 2x2+y2 and the cylinder z=4-y2. Diagram is included that shows the shapes overlaying one another, with coordinates at intersections. (Will be given if necessary)

2. Relevant equations
double integral? function1-function2?

3. The attempt at a solution
I saw from previous threads involving volumes, but still am lost when I try to do my own problem :\ Most paraboloid involving problems start by changing to polar coordinates- should I do it for this one? I know that at the end it will end up being a double integral, but I am not sure how to set it up.

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 Quote by vela Are your equations correct because z=4-y2 isn't the equation of a cylinder?
Yes, it is. z= 4- y2 is a parabola in the yz-plane and, extended infinitely in the x-direction, is a parabolic cylinder, though not, of course, a circular cylinder.

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Finding volume bounded by paraboloid and cylinder

D'oh!

 thanks for the reply- yes, just like what hallsofivy mentioned, the equations are correct. At this point, I am still lost, however. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
 Recognitions: Gold Member Homework Help Science Advisor Staff Emeritus As you mentioned in your original post, you want to calculate something like $$V = \iint\limits_A [z_1(x,y)-z_2(x,y)]\,dy\,dx$$
 Hello vela, thanks for the reply! Link below is an image of the problem image that was given: Uploaded with ImageShack.us I figured that the bounds of dy will stretch from 0 to sqrt(2-x^2), and dx will stretch from 0 to sqrt(2). Is this correct? Thanks!
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 Quote by vela Why are the lower limits 0 for both x and y?
Well I assumed so, since the problem shape starts from the 0 position for all 3 coordinate systems. Is this approach not correct?

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 Hey guys, I know this is bringing up an old topic, but I wanted to inquire about something, as well as make sure I approached the final equation correctly. To clear up the confusion from vela- yes, I am planning to go with the description saying that since they said to find the volume as indicated in the picture, my limits I set up was going to be from 0. Therefore, I went ahead and said ∫∫(2x^2-y^2)-(4-y^2),y,0,√2-x^2),x,0,√2). After evaluating this, I obtained -pi as my answer. the number makes sense, but the sign is wrong- negative volume is obviously impossible. When I reversed the two functions, I indeed get pi as the answer. However, that doesn't make sense- wouldn't the z1 function have to be the function of the paraboloid, and the volume is a subtraction of the cylinder function z2 from z1? Any clarification and a check to the final answer will be appreciated. Thanks guys!!

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