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Homework Help: Surface Integral between planes

  1. Nov 13, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    ∫∫s x √(y2 + 4) where S: y2 + 4z = 16, and portion cut by planes x=0, x=1, z=0.

    2. Relevant equations

    I attempted to solve using the surface area integral formula, whereby this double integral is transformed to ∫∫f(x,y,g(x,y)) √((∂z/∂x)2 + (∂z/∂y)2 + 1) dA

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Solving for z in the S region, and finding partials with respect to x and y yields A(S) of √(1+(1/4)y2) which can be rewritten as 1/2 √(4+y2)

    Multiplying this by the original function, which is a function of just x and y, gives ∫∫ x/2*(4 + y2) dA.

    I'm having trouble finding the limits of integration for the given planes.

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  3. Nov 13, 2011 #2
    The limits of integration are over the foot-print in the x-y plane of the surface you're integrating over right? You drew it? It's that paraboloid-cylinder cut at the planes of x=0 and x=1 above the x-y plane and you can figure where it cuts through the x-y plane by the equation z=4-1/4 y^2. It's just a square 1x4.
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