# Surface Area problem

1. Mar 2, 2010

### temaire

The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Find the surface area obtained by rotating the curve $$y = \frac{x^4}{16} + \frac{1}{2x^2}$$ 1 < x < 2 about the y-axis.

The attempt at a solution
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My final answer is $$\frac{41\pi}{10}$$. Is this correct?

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2. Mar 2, 2010

### Char. Limit

Seems right to me.