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Mass of a surface

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Homework Statement


If the mass per unit area of a surface is given by rho = x*y, find the mass
double integral over S of x*y dS if S is the part of the cylinder x^2 + z^2 = 9 which is in the first octant and contained within the cylinder x^2 + y^2 = 4.


Homework Equations


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The Attempt at a Solution


I can visualize what the shape looks like, but I'm not sure how to define the bounds of integration based on the shape described.
 

Answers and Replies

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does anyone have any ideas? help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Make sure you're visualizing the shape from a useful viewpoint. I suggest looking "from above." In other words, draw the xy-plane as usual on your paper, position your eye directly above the origin, and imagine the z-axis pointing straight out at your eye. Shade the region in the xy-plane that is covered by the surface.
 

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