Homework Help: What is the mistake here

1. Jul 1, 2011

nhrock3

why does the prof wrote a mistake there and wrote 2cos theta in there
??

(i didnt typed the question correctly,the original is
i need to calculate the integral on the volume enclosed by z>=0 and the sphere wich is written in the photo.)

how mathematicky can i get this transition

how to get this expression
from cartesian to polar and get the 2 cos teta on the interval

[TEX]\rho\le 2\cos \phi[/TEX]

??

2. Jul 1, 2011

tiny-tim

hi nhrock3!

if the origin is O, and if the centre of the sphere is C, and if P is a point on the sphere,

what are the angles of triangle OCP, and what is the length of OP ?

3. Jul 1, 2011

nhrock3

OP^2=0C^+PC^2
how it changes the intervals?

4. Jul 1, 2011

tiny-tim

no, it's not a right-angle

5. Jul 1, 2011

SammyS

Staff Emeritus
What are the lengths of OP & PC ?

Isn't φ the angle from the z axis to OP ?

Use the law of cosines to answer tiny-tim's question.

6. Jul 2, 2011

nhrock3

i cant imagine the angle

Isn't φ the angle from the z axis to OP ?

could you draw it please

7. Jul 2, 2011

tiny-tim

C is the centre, so CO = CP = r = 1.

Angle COP = φ.

So how long is OP?​

8. Jul 2, 2011

micromass

Or just use that $x^2+y^2+z^2=\rho^2$ and $z=\rho \cos\phi$ to transform

$$x^2+y^2+z^2=2z$$

into an equation that uses only rho and phi.

9. Jul 2, 2011

nhrock3

OP^2=CO^2+CP^2-2OC*PCcos(180-2φ)

what to do now?

10. Jul 2, 2011

tiny-tim

well, now put the numbers in

11. Jul 2, 2011

nhrock3

ok i got it
if we try and solve it in a different way.
but if we do variable change
x=u y=v z-1=w
then the jacobian is 1
and the integral is a ball of radius from 0 to 1

unlike here where our radius is from 0 to 2cos

why??

12. Jul 2, 2011

SammyS

Staff Emeritus
Placing the origin at the center of the sphere naturally makes the limits of integration simple for a sphere. I hope you changed the integrand accordingly.
z → w+1

13. Jul 2, 2011

tiny-tim

no, nhrock3, you haven't got it …

you still haven't a clue why your prof did that …
your prof is a clever guy who knows how best to teach this subject (and who knows what's coming up in the exams )

it is not clever for you to give up on his method and to "try and solve it in a different way"

(and presumably you still think your prof wrote a mistake?)

start again …​
in other words, put CO = CP= PC = 1 …

what do you get?