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dluu

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Hi,

I'm trying to find the area of a segment of a circle that is not at the origin. It will look similar to this picture below but I need to find the area enclosed by a circle.

Using the polar equation of a circle provided by wikipedia:

and integrating to find the area of a curve:

Resulting in:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg145/scaled.php?server=145&filename=equation.png&res=landing [Broken]

Am I on the right track or is there a more simple way? I'm not sure how to integrate this kind of function. I tried and got so lost.

I'm trying to find the area of a segment of a circle that is not at the origin. It will look similar to this picture below but I need to find the area enclosed by a circle.

Using the polar equation of a circle provided by wikipedia:

and integrating to find the area of a curve:

Resulting in:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg145/scaled.php?server=145&filename=equation.png&res=landing [Broken]

Am I on the right track or is there a more simple way? I'm not sure how to integrate this kind of function. I tried and got so lost.

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