If that is the case, I tried putting in the values of the integral. I ended up needing to integrate 2r(sqrt(3-r^2+2rcos(theta))) with respect to r which is proving to be difficult. How would you go about this integral?Benny said:I wonder if someone's going to post the n-fold integral question any time.
Anyway, cylindrical is not out of the question. In fact, it is far more easier to use cylindrical than any other coordinate system for this question. The bounds shouldn't be too difficult to obtain if you draw the xy plane showing what the circle looks like. By the way, when doing these sorts of problems don't always look for symmetry. A lot of the time the trick is to just get simpler expressions to work with.
the equation for the cylinder becomespivoxa15 said:Find the volume of the solid inside the cylinder x^2+y^2=2x
and bounded by the sphere x^2+y^2+z^2=4
It appears that cyclindrical is out the question because there is no symmetry about the centre of the cylinder. So only spherical coords are applicable. Any clues?
GCT said:the equation for the cylinder becomes
simplyfing the cylinder equation results in
thus the boundaries with respect to r is from 0 to 2cos@
the boundaries with respect to @ is from 0 to pi
We will need to multiply the double integral by 4, since the 0 to pi takes advantage of the x axis symmetry and also the xy plane symmetry
the equation for the function which should be included within the integral is
z=sqrt(4-x^2 -y^2), which with the polar coordinate application, becomes
that all, so let's see you write this up and solve the integral