September 11th, 2018, 02:58 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2018 From: Macedonia [FYROM] Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  How to solve this double integral
I've got a final exam tomorrow and i am stuck on this exercise. Could you help me? The Exercise: S is an area enclosed with a circle with radius 'a', the circle touches both coordinate axes and is located in the 2nd quadrant. Solve 
September 11th, 2018, 11:05 AM  #2 
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translate it to polar coordinates to obtain $\displaystyle \int_{\frac \pi 2}^\pi \int_0^a~\dfrac{r dr d\theta}{\sqrt{2a+r\cos(\theta)}}$ Mathematica returns $\dfrac{2}{3} a^{3/2} \left(2 \sqrt{3} K\left(\frac{2}{3}\right)+\sqrt{2}+2 \sqrt{3} F\left(\frac{\pi }{4},\frac{2}{3}\right)+4 \sqrt{3} E\left(\frac{2}{3}\right)4 \sqrt{3} E\left(\frac{\pi }{4},\frac{2}{3}\right)\right)$ where $K,~F,~E$ are all elliptic functions The integral approximately equals $0.632837 a^{3/2}$ 
September 11th, 2018, 12:19 PM  #3 
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How does that region "touch both axes"?

September 11th, 2018, 12:44 PM  #4 
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September 11th, 2018, 12:58 PM  #5 
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The entire disk should be in the 2nd quadrant.

September 11th, 2018, 01:18 PM  #6 
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September 11th, 2018, 01:33 PM  #7 
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ok.. first we have to translate the coordinate system so that $\left(\dfrac a 2, \dfrac a 2\right) \to (0,0)$ $x \to x+\dfrac a 2,~y \to y\dfrac a 2$ this gets us the integral $\displaystyle \int \int_S \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2a+\left(x+\frac a 2\right)}}$ Now $S$ is the disk of radius $\dfrac a 2$ centered at the origin. Proceeding as before but with new limits of integration we get $\displaystyle \int_0^{2\pi} \int_0^{\frac a 2}~\dfrac{r dr d\theta}{\sqrt{2a+r\cos(\theta)+\frac a 2}} =\int_0^{2\pi} \int_0^{\frac a 2}~\dfrac{r dr d\theta}{\sqrt{\frac 5 2 a+r\cos(\theta)}} $ Mathematica returns $\displaystyle \int_0^{2\pi} \int_0^{\frac a 2}~\dfrac{r dr d\theta}{\sqrt{\frac 5 2 a+r\cos(\theta)}} = \dfrac{4 \left(5 E\left(\dfrac{1}{3}\right)4 K\left(\dfrac{1}{3}\right)\right)}{\sqrt{3}}$ I'm not crazy about this answer because of it's lack of dependence on $a$ What do you think SkipJack? 
September 11th, 2018, 09:59 PM  #8 
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The translation would be $\displaystyle x \to x  a,~y \to y + a$, so that $\displaystyle (a, a) \to (0,0)$. That would lead to $\displaystyle \int_0^{2\pi} \!\int_0^a \frac{r dr d\theta}{\sqrt{a + r\cos(\theta)}}$. 
September 13th, 2018, 06:25 AM  #9 
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Take new coordinate system at center of circle. x'=x+a y'=ya Drop primes and problem in new coordinate system becomes: $\displaystyle I=\int \int \frac{1}{\sqrt{a+x}}dxdy$ over disc $\displaystyle x^{2}+y^{2}=a^{2}$ $\displaystyle I=\int \frac{1}{\sqrt{a+x}}\int dydx$ $\displaystyle \int_{\sqrt{a^{2}x^{2}}}^{\sqrt{a^{2}x^{2}}}dy=2\sqrt{a^{2}x^{2}}$ $\displaystyle I=2\int_{a}^{a}\frac{\sqrt{a^{2}x^{2}}}{\sqrt{a+x}}dx=2\int_{a}^{a}\sqrt{ax}dx= \frac{4}{3}\sqrt{(ax)^{2}}{^{a}}_{a}=\frac{8}{3}a $ EDIT: Acknowledgement. Equations typed with: https://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php Last edited by zylo; September 13th, 2018 at 06:36 AM. 
September 13th, 2018, 11:02 AM  #10 
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