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Homework Help: Stuck on this integral

  1. Jul 30, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I have a linear integral (e^xsiny-2)dx + (e^xcosy+x^2)dy

    I used Green's theorem and got:

    ∬ (e^xcosy+2x) - (e^xcosy) dy dx
    x bounds: from 0 to 2
    y bounds: from 0 to sqrt(2x-x^2)

    After solving all that stuff I get to:

    ∫ (2x) (sqrt(2x-x^2)) dx
    x bounds: 0 to 2

    I don't know how to calculate ∫ (2x) (sqrt(2x-x^2)) dx, I thought maybe I can turn the 2x into a derivative of 2x-x^2 but then I need to add +2 to the 2x and not sure if it is allowed?

    I used an online integral calculator and it solved (answer: pi?) but the way of the solution was very very long so I think there must be an easier way to solve this (it is a test question).

    Help please! ❀

    2. Relevant equations

    Calc II
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  3. Jul 30, 2016 #2

    Ray Vickson

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    Write ##2x = (2x-2) + 2##, to get
    $$\int_0^2 2x \sqrt{2x-x^2} \: dx = \int_0^2 (2x-2) \sqrt{2x- x^2} \: dx + 2 \int_0^2 \sqrt{2x - x^2} \: dx.$$
    The first integral is easy; the second one is also standard, and you can look it up or consult a textbook for the appropriate changes of variables.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
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