Calc 3 homework problem need help!

1. Oct 10, 2005

gokugreene

Hello guys I am not sure if I am doing this right. If you could offer any advice or point out my mistakes I would appreciate it.

Problem: Sketch the graph of the domain of $$f(x,y,z) = \frac{1}{x^2+y^2-z}$$

Domain: $$(x,y,z) \in R^3 \mid x^2+y^2$$does not equal z

Graph: I set $$f(x,y,z) = 1$$ and solved for $$z$$
I got $$z=x^2+y^2-1$$ <<-- Would this be the proper graph of the domain?

Thanks

Last edited: Oct 10, 2005
2. Oct 11, 2005

CarlB

No, setting $$f(x,y,z)=1$$ has nothing to do with the domain. You were right when you said that the domain is the points in R^3 where x^2+y^2 isn't equal to z. But from there you jumped in the wrong direction.

Carl