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Homework Help: Volume problem

  1. Mar 29, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    f(x) =e^x and g(x)= ln(x)

    Find the volume of the solid generated when the region enclosed by the graphs of f and g between x=1/2 and x=1 is revolved about the line y=4

    2. Relevant equations

    v= pi* integral( f(x)^2 - g(x)^2 dx)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    SO for the part about the volume

    I set up my integral as V= pi* integral ( (4-e^x)^2 - (4- ln(x))^2 dx) from 1/2 to 1 and get around -23. Am I right ? should it be 4-e^x or e^x-4 ?
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  3. Mar 29, 2009 #2
    Also another problem if you guys don't mind

    The rate at which people enter an amusement park on a given day is modeled by the function E defined by E(t)= 15600/(t^2-24t+160)

    The rate at which people leave is L(t)= 9890/(t^2-38t+370)

    Both E(t) and L(t) are measured in people/hour an d time t is measured in hours after midnight. These functions are valid for 9<= x<= 23. At t=9, no one is in the park.

    Let H(t)= integral( E(x)-L(x)) from 9 to t for 9<=t<=23. At what time t, for 9<=t<=23, does the model predict the number of people in the park is maximum.

    My approach:

    H(x) max when H'(x) min ( I am doubting this connection. AM I right ?). Then I find H''(x) and set it =0 and solve for t then plug in t back to the model. Is my approach right or should I do something else since I cannot t ( I keep getting negative numbers)
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