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Area problem

  1. Jul 16, 2005 #1
    what is the area bounded by the curve cos[x] within ranges of pi and 0
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  3. Jul 16, 2005 #2


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    Sounds like a good problem. Have you tried doing anything with it?
  4. Jul 16, 2005 #3
    one word:"integration" use that ;)
  5. Jul 16, 2005 #4
    Draw the graph for cos[x] , and use integration from 0 to pie. After drawing the graph , see if you need to break up integration into two parts depending if the graph cuts the x-axis or not.

  6. Jul 16, 2005 #5
    what eventually becomes the answer
  7. Jul 16, 2005 #6


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    Why don't you work it out yourself? After all, it is your homework problem, is it not? If you just want to check your work, you could post your work...
  8. Jul 16, 2005 #7
    it's no h/work,i just posted it here.pls what will the answer be
  9. Jul 16, 2005 #8


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    I hope this isn't homework! I'ts very badly phrased if it is. The curve y= cos(x) doesn't "bound" any area and, since y is negative for x> [tex]
    \frac{\pi}{2}[/tex], it's not clear what area you are talking about.

    How about giving us more information about exactly what question you are asking. How did this problem come up?
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  10. Jul 16, 2005 #9
    It could be 0 or 2, depending on the context of the problem. :tongue2:
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