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Homework Help: Iterated Integral Question

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    (a) For the iterated integral \\cos(x/y)dydx (inner limits x to 1, outer limits 0 to 1) sketch the region in the plane corresponding to the double integral this interated integral evaluates.

    (b) Evaluate the double integral by changing the order of integration in the iterated integral and evaluating the resulting iterated integral.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Taking the integral of cos(x/y) with respect to y gives you sin(2x/y^2) no?

    Then you evaluate from x to 1, which would be sin(2x)-sin(2/x)?

    Then doing the integral of that gives ********?

    Am I heading in the right direction?
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 19, 2009 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Not at all, as far as I can see from your work. The first part asks you to sketch the region over which integration takes place. Have you done that? This region can be described pretty simply.
    For the second part, how to you go from [itex]\int cos(x/y)dy[/itex] to sin(2x/y^2)? If you check this work by differentiating sin(2x/y^2) with respect to y, do you get cos(x/y)?
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