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Homework Help: Please help, my exam is tommorow.

  1. Jun 16, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Fine the volume of the solid generated by revolving the "triangular" region bounded by the x-axis, the line x=PI/3, and the curve y=tanx in the first quadrant about the x-axis.

    2. Relevant equations

    volume of revolution using disk method =integration (PI*[r(x)]squared dx) also using the shell and washer method

    3. The attempt at a solution
    i have tried to sketch but the problem is how to express the line PI/3 in numbers, also when i integrate using the following method:
    V=int.[from 0 to root 3][PI*(root 3 -tanx)squared] dx

    the problem gets more complicated and i feel frustrated as my exam is tom. and am really scared from these kind of problems, so please help me
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  3. Jun 16, 2007 #2


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    Where did 'root 3' come from??? x=pi/3 is a vertical line through (pi/3,0). The x-axis is a horizontal line through (0,0). y=tan(x) is a curve connecting (0,0) and (pi/3,tan(pi/3)). Draw them. You are integrating along x. What is r(x) as a function of x?
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