# Integration in Polar - polar coordinate

• DrunkApple
In summary, the homework equation is f(x,y) = xy, where x ≥ 0 and y ≥ 0. The outer boundary is just a circle, and the upper limit for r is 2*sec(theta).f

## Homework Statement

f(x,y) = xy
x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0, $x^{2}$ + $y^{2}$ ≤ 4

## The Attempt at a Solution

$f^{pi/2}_{0}$$f^{2secθ}_{0}$ rcosθ * rsinθ * r drdθ

I just wanted to check... is this right?? because I really don't think it is

## Homework Statement

f(x,y) = xy
x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0, $x^{2}$ + $y^{2}$ ≤ 4

## The Attempt at a Solution

$f^{pi/2}_{0}$$f^{2secθ}_{0}$ rcosθ * rsinθ * r drdθ

I just wanted to check... is this right?? because I really don't think it is

Why are you putting the upper limit for r to be 2*sec(theta)? The outer boundary is just a circle, isn't it?

Why are you putting the upper limit for r to be 2*sec(theta)? The outer boundary is just a circle, isn't it?
right! in terms of x, the bound should be from 0 to 2, but since x = 2 is rcos = 2, doesn't r becomes 2sec? or am I really really wrong and fault?
OH WAIT
is it just bounded by 0 to 2?

OH OH WAIT I JUST HAD AN EPIC EPIPHANY! THIS IS U SUBSTITUTION!

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right! in terms of x, the bound should be from 0 to 2, but since x = 2 is rcos = 2, doesn't r becomes 2sec? or am I really really wrong and fault?
OH WAIT
is it just bounded by 0 to 2?

OH OH WAIT I JUST HAD AN EPIC EPIPHANY! THIS IS U SUBSTITUTION!

Uh, the boundary isn't x=2. It's x^2+y^2=4. u-substitution?? I think you are overcomplicating this.

$f^{pi/2}_{0}$$f^{2}_{0}$ rcosθ * rsinθ * r drdθ
So it's not this?

$f^{pi/2}_{0}$$f^{2}_{0}$ rcosθ * rsinθ * r drdθ
So it's not this?

That's it.

yes so I'll go head and calculate all this because there seems to be a problem and I don't know if it's calculation error or book error

$f^{pi/2}_{0}$$f^{2secθ}_{0}$ $r^{3}$cosθ * rsinθ * drdθ

=$f^{pi/2}_{0}$($r^{4}$cosθsinθ)/4 * drdθ

=4$f^{pi/2}_{0}$cosθsinθ dθ

After u substitution...

=4$f^{1}_{0}$u du

=4?

The integral from 0 to 1 of u*du isn't 1.

oh oh wow... How could I miss that...
Thank you very much ;D