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 March 15th, 2017, 10:24 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2017 From: Earth Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 volume of this shape Please I need help to calculate this volume: The base is an ellipse and a/b are its major/minor axes. Thanks. Last edited by skipjack; March 16th, 2017 at 10:22 PM.
 March 16th, 2017, 10:26 PM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,969 Thanks: 2219 Do you know how to find a volume of revolution?
 March 16th, 2017, 11:14 PM #3 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2017 From: Earth Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 @skipjack: Yes I know but in this case the base is not a circle it's an ellipse ! I found a solution if x=0 were the "axis of revolution". . But when x=a it's bit tricky....
 March 17th, 2017, 01:34 AM #4 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,969 Thanks: 2219 If the volume for a circular base of radius a is V, the volume for the elliptical base is (b/a)V. The diagram seems poor, as the distance shown as 2$a$ is nothing like twice the distance shown as $a$.
 March 17th, 2017, 01:51 AM #5 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2017 From: Earth Posts: 5 Thanks: 0 @skipjack : you're right about the diagram - it's just a Paint sketch , it is my mistake. it's to give an idea about the problem...for the volume, I want to find the method/analytical expression not just multiply by b/a. This is the new sketch: Thanks. Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2017 at 10:17 PM.
 March 17th, 2017, 02:08 AM #6 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,963 Thanks: 1148 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Please post your image as an attachment.
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 August 7th, 2017, 10:21 PM #8 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,969 Thanks: 2219 Do you still need help with this?
 August 8th, 2017, 03:51 AM #9 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,264 Thanks: 902 I would do this by "slicing". Assuming the that the cross sections parallel to the xy-plane are $\displaystyle \frac{x^2}{a^2}+ \frac{y^2}{4a^2}a= 1$ with $\displaystyle 2a= ce^{\mu z}$ then the area of each ellipse is $\displaystyle (2a)(a)= 4a^2= c^2e^{2\mu z}$. Taking the thickness of each "slice" to be "dz", the volume is given by $\displaystyle \int_{ce^{a\mu}}^{ce^{2a\mu}} c^2w^{2\mu z}dz$.
 August 8th, 2017, 12:42 PM #10 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,969 Thanks: 2219 The area formula for an ellipse should include $\pi$ and $(2a)(a)$ isn't $4a^2$. Thanks from Country Boy

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