# Evaluate Double integral

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## Homework Statement

Evaluate the integral $$\int {\int\limits_R {\left( {x + y} \right)\,dA} }$$ where R is the region that lies to the left of the y-axis between the circles $$x^2 + y^2 = 1$$ and $$x^2 + y^2 = 4$$ by changing to polar coordinates.

x=r cos theta
y=r sin theta

## The Attempt at a Solution

my effort:

$$\begin{array}{l} r_{inner} = \sqrt 1 = 1,\,\,r_{outer} = \sqrt 4 = 2 \\ R = \left\{ {\left( {r,\theta |1 \le r \le 4,\,\frac{{3\pi }}{2}\,\theta \le \pi } \right)} \right\} \\ x = r\cos \left( \theta \right),\,\,\,y = r\sin \left( \theta \right) \\ \int\limits_1^2 {\int\limits_{\pi /2}^{3\pi /2} {\left( {r\cos \left( \theta \right) + r\sin \left( \theta \right)} \right)\,d\theta \,dr} } \\ \end{array}$$

The solution shows an extra instance of r in the integral. If the original question is for (x+y) then why isn't it simply r cos + r sin, rather than r(r cos + r sin)?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Assuming everything else is correct:

there is an additional r because of Jacobian
you will learn co-od transformations soon
when you transform, area changes, and that
r takes into account of that

the area element in polar coordinates is :

$$dA = rdrd\theta$$
that is where the extra r comes from.