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Homework Help: Triple Integral

  1. Dec 6, 2008 #1
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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    1. Sketch the region of integration
    2. Rewrite the integral in the order: dydxdz
    3. Evaluate the integral (using either order)

    The attempt at a solution


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  3. Dec 6, 2008 #2

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  4. Dec 7, 2008 #3


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    You seem to have draw the base as a rectangle when it should be a triangle but since you have not marked which axis is the x-axis, which the y-axis, and which the z-axis, I can't be sure.
    If you intended the axis on which "2" is marked to be the x-axis, then you have drawn a "left handed" coordinate system when the standard is "right handed"- curling the fingers of your right hand from the x-axis to the y-axis, your thumb should point in the direction of the positive z-axis.

    Since the "outermost" integral is from x= 0 to x= 2, mark vertical lines at x= 0 and x= 2 on the xy-plane.

    Since the second integral is from y= 0 to y= x, draw the line y= x on the xy-plane. That gives a triangle with vertices at (0,0), (2,0), and (2,2).

    Since "innermost" integral is from z= 0 to z= 2- x, that triangle is the base and the top of the region is the plane z= 2-x. That slopes downward from x=0, z= 2 on the left to x=2, z= 0 on the right.
  5. Dec 7, 2008 #4
    uh, i believe you aren't looking at the corrections, the first one, in the first page is something else... sorry
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