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NICK's question at Yahoo! Answers regarding a solid of revolution

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MarkFL

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Here is the question:

Calculus ii question!!!!!!!?

Using disks or washers, find the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region bounded by the curves y=x, y=0, x=2, and x=4 about the line x=1.

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Hello NICK,

Using washers, we find that we have one interval where the inner radius is a function of $y$, and another in which the inner radius is constant. For both intervals, the outer radius is constant.

Thus, we find the volume is:

\(\displaystyle V=\pi\left(\int_0^2 3^2-1^2\,dy+\int_2^4 3^2-(y-1)^2\,dy \right)=\)

\(\displaystyle \pi\left(\left[8y \right]_0^2+\left[9y-\frac{1}{3}(y-1)^3 \right]_2^4 \right)=\pi\left(16+27-\frac{53}{3} \right)=\frac{76\pi}{3}\)

To check our work, let's use the shell method:

\(\displaystyle V=2\pi\int_2^4(x-1)x\,dx=2\pi\left[\frac{x^3}{3}-\frac{x^2}{2} \right]_2^4=\)

\(\displaystyle 2\pi\left(\frac{40}{3}-\frac{2}{3} \right)=\frac{76\pi}{3}\)