# Parabolic Cylinder line integral

christopnz
1.Homework Statement

(Parabolic Cylinder) find the area of the surface extending upward form x^2 + y^2 =1 to z = 1 - x^2 using line integral

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Could some one please outline the method to solving this. I tryed using spherical corridinates but am unsure if this was correcect

## The Attempt at a Solution

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Surely, since this is a cylinder, cylindrical coordinates would be better? That is, use polar coordinates for two coordinates, z for the third. $x= r cos(\theta)$, $y= r sin(\theta)$ so you will be integrating $z= 1- x^2= 1- r^2 cos^2(\theta)$ over the unit circle.