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November 5th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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Rotation of a circle

Hello People,

I have to solve a question, most of it is done. It is about the function f(x)=Sqr(r^2-x^2)

d) for the restriction -r<=x<=r , calculate the volume and compare it to common equations in your equation booklet.

i have done that, it gives the normal equation for the volume of a sphere.

e) now its restricting the x-axis with -r<=x<=a. For the volume i get this answer:

((r^2)a-(1/3)(a^3))-(2/3)(r^3)


BUT, it asks me for common equations again, from my booklet. but neither in the internet nor in my booklet im able to find anything similar. Additionally, it does not make any sense to me, what would this equation calculate? Is there anything or is this just a trick question?



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November 5th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Re: Rotation of a circle

How are you computing the volume of a curve??

Are you in calculus, perhaps studying surfaces of revolution???
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Re: Rotation of a circle

using pi times the defined integral of the squared function. gives me the volume of the rotated circle.
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Re: Rotation of a circle

We should get:

where



Now if we define:

we have:



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