Also note the upper and lower limits for the integrations above. We had to exclude the values of x lower than 1 for the logarithmic part because that would have been negative and subtracted from the shaded region above the x axis. I hope that this clears up some of the questions above.

John, note that even though you attempted to use the disk method instead of the cylindrical shell method that the volume you tried to compute was for the region below the lnx function. If you were to use the disk method the integral above should be subtracted from the integral of y=1 function.

mathsyperson

2006-01-14 22:47:56

That's just integration by recognition. We know that if you differentiated , you'd get .

So, if we want the answer to be half of that, we need to half the thing we're differentiating.

Using this backwards shows that .

John E. Franklin

2006-01-14 16:00:42

No problem. This is all fairly new to me, but hopefully someone can show how to integrate without the table.

hristo

2006-01-14 15:55:49

ohh, ok. thanks. i feel like a retard now. hehe

John E. Franklin

2006-01-14 15:54:22

For each microscopic y position, imagine a thin disc that goes around the y-axis, so the discs are all stacked up like coins if y is up and x is to the right.

John E. Franklin

2006-01-14 15:51:12

I am integrating along the y-axis, not the x-axis.

John E. Franklin

2006-01-14 15:50:01

Click on graph to make bigger.

hristo

2006-01-14 15:36:10

but what happens with the y = 1? i need it to find the limits. it can't be the upper limit because the graphs don't intersect there. they intersect when x = e in this equation: y = ln x, so the upper limit should be e. correct me if i am wrong and please tell me why i am wrong.

John E. Franklin

2006-01-14 15:18:43

y = ln x

Draw a graph and note are going to integrate from y = 0 to y = 1.

because of pi r^2 for area. (disk method, might be called)

From an integral table:

Great answer, but I wish I knew how to do the integral without the table lookup.

hristo

2006-01-14 14:57:36

hi,

i have a problem with a volume question. it's the following:

Let R be the shaded region in quadrant 1 bounded by the graphs of y = ln x and y = 1. find the volume of the solid generated by rotating R about the y-axis.