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Question A)

## Homework Statement

Find the total mass of a metal rod with length "l" if the density at every point is proportional to the cube of the distance from the left end of the rod with coefficient of proportionality "k".

## Homework Equations

since its' a rod, we'll use disc method to find the total volume

& p=m/v

## The Attempt at a Solution

pi * integral from one to infinity of (k/(x^3))^2

pi*k*(1/-5x^5) ] from one to infinity

=pi*k/-5

Question B)

## Homework Statement

b) a chain 50 ft long and weighing 1 lb/ft is hanging vertically. How much work is done in raising the chain to a horizontal position at the level of the top of the chain?

## Homework Equations

W=F*d

## The Attempt at a Solution

i'll try a Sum attempt by breaking it into 25 parts of 1 feet ; where I'm raising the bottom of the chain by 2 foot.

(1 foot of chain*2 feet * 1lb/foot)+(2 feet of chain*2 feet * 1lb/foot)+(3 foot of chain*2 feet * 1lb/foot)...+(25 foot of chain*2 feet * 1lb/foot)

=25! feet of chain*2 feet * 1lb/foot

work done = 25!*2

I believe this problem might need me to use hyperbolic functions, which were not covered..Question C)

## Homework Statement

c) Two particles repel each other with a force inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. If one particle remains fixed at a point on the x-axis 2 units to the right of the origin, find the work done in moving the second particle along the x-axis from a point 3 units to the left of the origin to the origin if the coefficient of proportionality is k.

## Homework Equations

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## The Attempt at a Solution

integral from -5 to -2 of (1/k)*d

=(25/2k)-(4/2k)

=21/2k

any help on any of these three problems will be greatly appreciated!