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Homework Help: Multi-variable integration with a e^u

  1. Oct 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the mass of the rectangular box B where B is the box determined by
    0 [tex]\leq[/tex] x [tex]\leq[/tex] 1, 0 [tex]\leq[/tex] y [tex]\leq[/tex] 2, and 0 [tex]\leq[/tex] z [tex]\leq[/tex] 1, and with density function [tex]\rho[/tex] ( x, y, z ) = z e^{x+y}.

    2. Relevant equations

    "u" substitution

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe i've taken the first integral with respect to dz correctly which led me to this integral

    [tex]\int[/tex] from 0 to 1 [tex]\int[/tex] from 0 to 2 (1/2)e^(x+y) dy dx

    I know i need to use a "u" substitution and have u=x+y but i'm unsure of how that changes the range of the integral with respect to y. if my equation is unclear please let me know. thank you!
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  3. Oct 21, 2009 #2


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    write out the triple integral and use
    [tex] e^{x+y} = e^x e^y [/tex]
  4. Oct 21, 2009 #3
    ah ok i understand how that works out! thank you! greatly appreciated!
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