Volume of a sphere in Schwarzschild metric

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Homework Statement


Calculate the volume of a sphere of radius ##r## in the Schwarzschild metric.

Homework Equations


I know that
\begin{align}
dV&=\sqrt{g_\text{11}g_\text{22}g_\text{33}}dx^1dx^2dx^3 \nonumber \\
&= \sqrt{(1-r_s/r)^{-1}(r^2)(r^2\sin^2\theta)} \nonumber
\end{align}
in the Schwarzschild metric.

The Attempt at a Solution


Well the integral I get for the sphere's volume,
\begin{equation}
V = \int dV \nonumber
\end{equation}
gives an imaginary volume! What's going on? Of course the volume will be imaginary because ##dV## is imaginary when ##r<r_s## (plus, there's a singularity at ##r=r_s##, which complicates things if we want to integrate up to the Schwarzschild radius). There's obviously something I'm missing here, but I have no idea what it is.
 
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Answers and Replies

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Update : e-mailed my teacher and there's something we haven't time to see in class (Kruskal coordinates) that was required for this problem. -_-
 

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