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Integral of plane over a sine curve

  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1
    Hi, I want to verify if my answer to this problem I made up is correct?

    Suppose we have a plane z=x+y
    Lets find the magnitude of the volume of the space underneath the plane and over the REGION in the xy plane defined by y=sin(x), from 0<=x<=2pi.

    So for example, my definition of the "magnitude of the volume" is analogous to saying the magnitude of the integral of sin(x) from 0 to 2pi is 4, not 0 because we took the absolute value of the negative section from pi to 2pi.

    So first I integrate x+y dy from 0 to sin(x), then I break the integral
    over x up into 2, from 0 to pi, and pi to 2pi. Doing this, I get an answer of 4pi.

    Is my solution to what I want correct?

    Thanks so much
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2012 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    This makes no sense. There is no volume "over a curve".

     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 #3
    OK all I am saying is integrate using the domain y<=sin(x), 0<=x<=2pi, but solve for the magnitude of the volume.

    EDIT; here is the exact region I want to integate over. 0<=y<=sin x from 0<=x<=pi, and sin(x) <=y<= 0 from pi<=x<=2pi
     
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