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### Volumes III: Solids That Are Not Solids-of-Revolution

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- Intro
- Solids That Are Not Solids-of-Revolution
- Example I: Find the Volume of a Pyramid Whose Base is a Square of Side-length S, and Whose Height is H
- Example II: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Cross-sectional Areas Perpendicular to the Base are Equilateral Triangles
- Example III: Find the Volume of a Pyramid Whose Base is an Equilateral Triangle of Side-Length A, and Whose Height is H
- Example IV: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Base is Given by the Equation 16x² + 4y² = 64
- Example V: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Base is the Region Bounded by the Functions y=3-x² and the x-axis

- Intro 0:00
- Solids That Are Not Solids-of-Revolution 0:11
- Cross-Section Area Review
- Cross-Sections That Are Not Solids-of-Revolution
- Example I: Find the Volume of a Pyramid Whose Base is a Square of Side-length S, and Whose Height is H 10:54
- Example II: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Cross-sectional Areas Perpendicular to the Base are Equilateral Triangles 20:39
- Example III: Find the Volume of a Pyramid Whose Base is an Equilateral Triangle of Side-Length A, and Whose Height is H 29:27
- Example IV: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Base is Given by the Equation 16x² + 4y² = 64 36:47
- Example V: Find the Volume of a Solid Whose Base is the Region Bounded by the Functions y=3-x² and the x-axis 46:13

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### Transcription: Volumes III: Solids That Are Not Solids-of-Revolution

*Hello, welcome back to www.educator.com, and welcome back to AP Calculus.*0000

*Today, we are going to be talking about solids that are not solids of revolution.*0004

*Let us jump right on in.*0010

*So far, we have been talking about regions by taking a given function.*0013

*Let me write all of this down.*0017

*We have taken regions in the xy plane bounded by given functions and rotated them around a given axis.*0026

*That is what we have been doing, rotated them around a given axis.*0048

*Doing, we generated these things called solids of revolution.*0059

*We can take something like this.*0083

*We will take the xy axis and we will take a function, let us just say y = √x, something like that.*0086

*And then, we rotate it, in this case, let us say around the x axis.*0093

*We rotate this axis and we end up generating this solid like that.*0097

*What we do is we end up actually… I have drawn it slightly off so that you can actually see the rotation part.*0108

*Let me actually erase that.*0115

*Let me just draw it fully sideways.*0117

*Just a straight, it goes like that, something like that.*0118

*What we did is we took a slice of it.*0124

*That slice, when we turn this slice this way, what you end up getting is a circle.*0129

*You get a circle, it is a solid disk.*0138

*This is what we have been doing so far.*0143

*We have exploited the circular quality that comes from revolution around an axis.*0146

*Any rotation is going to generate some thing where the cross section is going to be a circle.*0175

*The area of the circle is very easy, it is just π r².*0180

*We exploited that axis to find the cross sectional area.*0183

*In other words, the area of the cross section.*0199

*Take a cross section which is always going to be perpendicular to the axis of rotation.*0202

*We turn this way and the figure that we get, that is the cross section.*0206

*Let us say that again, a cross section is obtained by slicing a solid perpendicular to a given axis.*0213

*In this case, we sliced perpendicular to the axis of rotation.*0241

*In the case above, area is equal to π r².*0267

*Our other types of objects, where they are not quite solid,*0278

*let us say you have this function and this function, and we rotate it around the x axis.*0282

*You are going to generate a different type of solid.*0289

*Not completely solid, it is kind of empty.*0292

*In this case, when we rotate it, what you end up generating is,*0298

*Let me do this in red.*0303

*If we take a slice and a slice, what you end up with is not a full circle but you end up with something which is a washer.*0305

*It is the same thing, it is still an area.*0316

*In this case, we are still exploiting the circular quality.*0319

*Now the area is just π × the outer radius - the inner radius², that is it.*0325

*The area of the outer circle which is π r, outer radius².*0335

*Let me actually write it out.*0341

*It is going to be π × the outer radius² - π × the inner radius².*0346

*The area = π × the outer radius² - the inner radius².*0353

*The squared is on the outside, I apologize for that.*0361

*In each case, we added up all of the slices.*0364

*We added up which is integration.*0374

*We integrated the volumes for each slice.*0379

*That is it, that is all we did.*0389

*We found the volume of one slice and then we integrated it.*0390

*We added up all of the volumes.*0393

*In each case, we added up the volumes for each slice whether it was a disk or a washer.*0397

*The volume is just the integral from some beginning point to some endpoint.*0406

*In other words, some beginning point to some endpoint of the area which is a function of x dx.*0411

*Or if we were integrating along the y axis, the area which is a function of y dy.*0419

*That is it, that is all we have been doing.*0425

*Find the area and you integrate.*0426

*I will write it out.*0436

*In each case, the cross section was circular.*0440

*The question is, what happens if the cross section is not circular?*0453

*What if we have a cross section which is not circular?*0462

*The general formula is still the same.*0480

*The general formula still holds.*0487

*In other words, the volume, our total volume is going to equal the integral from a to b of some area function,*0499

*whatever the area of that cross sectional shape is now.*0510

*In the case of rotation around an axis, we get a circle.*0514

*It does not have to be rotation, there can be another cross section.*0517

*You can have a square, triangle, trapezoid, whatever shape, but it is still just the area × the little width of the slice.*0520

*That does not change.*0530

*Our job is to find this, the area as a function of x or y depending on which way you are integrating.*0532

*That is really all we are doing, ay dy.*0539

*And then, you add up all of the individual volumes.*0543

*ax or ay, depending on our choice, ay are still cross sectional areas but of various shapes.*0549

*We have area formulas for all the different shapes, the basic shapes in geometry that we deal with, it is not a problem.*0578

*We must use our knowledge which we got from pre-calculus, geometry, algebra,*0586

*whatever it is, to derive a formula for a(x) or a(y).*0597

*That is really all we are doing, that is the hardest part of these problems.*0615

*It is kind of like the max/min problem or the related rates problem.*0616

*The hard part is not the calculus, the hard part is coming up with a formula*0622

*from the information that you are given in the physical situation.*0625

*You must use our knowledge to derive a formula for a, x, y, then just integrate.*0631

*And that part at this point should not cause any problem.*0639

*The integration, that should be the least of our worries.*0641

*It is the least of our worries, we want to find an integral, that is we want to do.*0644

*Let us go ahead and do an example, and see what we can do with that.*0650

*Find the volume of a pyramid whose base is a square of side length s and whose height is h.*0656

*Let us draw this out in perspective.*0662

*Let us go ahead and draw a square base, put this up there.*0665

*We have this pyramid, like that.*0673

*Side length s, we will call that s.*0676

*Let me draw a fully straight on view of this.*0680

*This is going to be not a perspective drawing.*0686

*Side length is s and this is h.*0693

*What we are going to do is were going to take a slice of this.*0701

*We are going to take a slice which is a square.*0705

*We are going to take the area of the square.*0716

*We are going to multiply by dx.*0718

*We are going to find that, that is going to be the volume of that one slice.*0719

*We are going to find the volume of the slice which is like that, if we are looking straight on.*0722

*And then, we are just going to add up all of the slices.*0728

*That is it, that is all we are doing.*0730

*Except in this case, the cross sectional area is a square, it is not a circle.*0731

*You just need to arrange the problem, in such a way on your coordinate axis.*0741

*That will give you the answer that you want.*0746

*We are going to take slices, find the area of the squares.*0750

*Find the volumes of the slices, and we are going to integrate.*0776

*In other words, add up.*0785

*That is it, that is what we are going to do.*0787

*Let us set this problem up.*0789

*I’m going to set it up this way.*0791

*There is more than one way to do this.*0792

*Please do not think that this is the way to do it.*0794

*You are going to arrange it in a way that makes the most sense to you,*0797

*based on the coordinate system or what it is that your particular mind sees.*0801

*Clearly, you have discovered by now, even back in pre-calculus,*0806

*that as these problems become more sophisticated and more complicated, there is more than one approach to the problem.*0808

*What your approach works, by all means, use it.*0816

*I'm going to set up my coordinate system in such a way.*0820

*I’m going to take this pyramid and I’m going to turn it on its side.*0823

*I'm going to run the vertical axis along the x axis because I want to integrate along x.*0826

*I’m going take this.*0832

*When we are looking at side view of this thing, it is going to look something like that.*0834

*This right here, that is our s, that is our side length.*0840

*This right here, that is our h.*0845

*The slice that we are going to take is this slice right here.*0849

*That is our slice.*0856

*This slice, I’m going to rotate it this way.*0858

*This is a slice that we are taking, perpendicular to an axis that runs through the center of the pyramid.*0861

*This, when I turn this around, the square that I'm looking at, the slice that I'm looking at is going to be that.*0870

*The axis, this axis, passes right through that.*0885

*It is right through the middle.*0888

*This thing right here, I’m just going to go ahead and call this y.*0891

*This is s and I’m going to call it m for the time being.*0897

*M, because it is not really s, it is a different smaller size than s.*0902

*I’m just going to call it m for the time being.*0909

*The area of this slice is equal to m².*0913

*We want to find m², in terms of the things they gave us, s, h, and x,*0921

*because that is the variable that I’m integrating along.*0944

*I’m going to be adding up all the slices this way.*0946

*That is what I'm doing.*0949

*We have a relationship here.*0952

*Let me work in red here.*0955

*If this value is x, this value is going to be y.*0958

*This is my y and this is my x.*0965

*There is a relationship here.*0968

*x is related to y, as h is related to this length right here which is s/2.*0970

*I set up a proportion.*0989

*This implies that x s/2 is equal to hy.*0992

*I’m going to solve for y here because I'm looking for y.*1002

*I’m looking for y so that I can multiply it by 2 and have them be my m.*1004

*Then, I’m going to square that m and that is going to be my area.*1010

*y is equal to x × s/ 2h.*1013

*m is equal to 2y which is equal to 2x s/ 2h.*1022

*The 2's cancel and I'm left with xs/h, that is my m.*1033

*I found my m, that is just x × s/h.*1040

*The area we said is equal to m², that is equal to xs/h², that is equal to s²/ h² x².*1049

*That is the area of our square.*1067

*Now I'm going to multiply it by the differential.*1071

*This width is dx, it is my old differential width.*1075

*The volume of each slice = s²/ h² x² dx.*1083

*Now I add them all up.*1097

*The total volume = the integral from, we had 0.*1098

*This length was h, 0 to h s²/ h² x² dx.*1111

*You are just adding up all the different slices.*1124

*Volume = the integral from 0 to h.*1132

*S²/ h² is a constant so it becomes s²/ h² × the integral from 0 to h of x² dx.*1139

*The rest is easy.*1151

*s²/ h², x³/ 3 from 0 to h.*1155

*We put in h, we should get s²/ h² × h³/ 3 – 0.*1166

*We are left with the final answer of s² × h/3.*1184

*Side length s, height h, the volume is s² h/3.*1192

*1/3 size² × the height, which you already knew back from geometry days.*1198

*Calculus is how we actually derive that formula that we use in geometry.*1207

*That is it, nice and straightforward.*1211

*You just need to set it up properly, in a way that makes sense to you and just sort of figure out the rest.*1214

*Set up the coordinate system, take a slice, find the area of a cross section of that slice, and then integrate.*1222

*I think that was the last of that one.*1234

*Example 2, a certain solid has a circular base of radius 2, cross sectional areas perpendicular to the base are equilateral triangles.*1243

*What is the volume of the solid?*1252

*The hardest part of this problem, all of these problems, is visualizing what is going on.*1256

*Just follow what is says, draw it out, and everything should fall out.*1260

*Let me go back the black here.*1267

*I have got this, the certain solid has a circular base of radius 2.*1270

*I have got a circular base and my radius is 2.*1278

*This is 2, this is -2, this is 2, and this is -2.*1283

*Cross sectional area is perpendicular to the base.*1290

*If this is my base, perpendicular means hit it that way.*1295

*In other words, I’m going right down into the base.*1300

*If I just drop something straight down into this, cross sectional area perpendicular to the base.*1304

*When I take a slice like that, are equilateral triangles.*1311

*Cross sectional areas, I hit the base perpendicularly and I turned that around.*1318

*Basically what is happening here now, they are equilateral triangles.*1325

*This actually looks like this.*1332

*When I take this and I turn around, I get something that looks like this.*1338

*If I call this point A and this point B, this is A and this is B.*1348

*We are going to rotate it so I look at it a little bit better.*1358

*Do I really need to rotate it so I look at it a little bit better?*1362

*This axis point is right there.*1366

*This axis is right there, all I have done is hit it, turn it around.*1368

*Now I'm looking at this figure.*1374

*When I rotate, I’m going to bring this just because I'm used to looking at triangles this way.*1376

*This is A, now this is B, my axis is here.*1388

*That is it, we need to find the area of the triangle, the volume, in terms of,*1394

*in this particular case, this is my y axis, this is my x axis.*1401

*My slice is this way, I'm going to be integrating along the x axis.*1405

*I need to find some function of x.*1409

*We will be integrating along the x axis.*1420

*We need an area function for the triangle as a function of x.*1434

*In other words, we need some a(x).*1460

*Let us see what we can do.*1466

*Let me draw it again.*1472

*I have my circle, I have my slice.*1475

*I turned it, rotated it.*1486

*Now that I’m looking at a triangle that looks like this, equilateral triangle.*1488

*Here is my axis.*1495

*If this is x value, this is my y value.*1496

*That y value is this, that is my y value.*1502

*That is my height, it is equilateral.*1510

*This angle is 60°.*1513

*I know the fundamental formula for the area of the triangle.*1517

*It is equal to base × height/ 2.*1521

*Let us see what the relationship is here, between the x and y.*1525

*This is a circle of radius 2, I have got x² + y² = 2.*1529

*I have got y² = 2 - x².*1537

*Therefore, y is equal to √2 - x², that is y.*1542

*The base is twice y.*1550

*The base is equal to twice y, the base is equal to 2 × √2 - x².*1557

*I found my base, what about my height?*1570

*My height, this is a 60° triangle.*1574

*This is 30, 60, 90.*1577

*If this is y and height is just y√3.*1581

*It is just y√3, the height is equal to √3 × √2 - x².*1587

* I have got my height and I have got my base.*1599

*Plug them into this equation.*1603

*The area is equal to base × height divided by 2.*1604

*It is equal to 2 × √2 - x² × √3 × √2 - x², that is h/2.*1611

*My 2’s cancel, this × that.*1629

*I’m left with an area function.*1632

*My area at some function of x is going to equal √3 × 2 - x².*1636

*That is my area, that is my area of the triangle.*1648

*When I look at it from that end, that is my area.*1652

*I’m going to find the volume and I’m just going to add up everything,*1656

*then I’m going to integrate from -2 to 2 because I’m integrating along the x axis.*1659

*We have our area function which is equal to √3 × 2 - x².*1669

*My differential volume element is just √3 × 2 - x² × dx.*1677

*My total volume is equal to the integral from, once again, we have our circle.*1685

*This is -2, this is 2.*1693

*Our slice is here, we are adding up all the slices this way, along the x axis.*1695

*It is going to be from -2 to 2 of the area function or of this thing right here, √3 × 2 - x² dx.*1701

*That is it, that is my integral, this is what I was seeking.*1714

*The volume is equal to √3 comes out, from -2 to 2 of 2 - x² dx.*1719

*In the problems that I have written now, I actually went ahead and I solved this integral.*1731

*But I think at this point, I hope you will forgive me.*1734

*I’m just going to go ahead and leave these integrals to you because they are easy enough to solve.*1736

*This is just going to be √3 × 2x – x³/ 3 taken from -2 to 2.*1740

*I will leave that to you.*1751

*The difficult part was this.*1752

*This is what we wanted, this is what is important.*1754

*Finding the integral, the rest is just techniques of integration, whatever function you happen to be dealing with.*1758

*That is example 2, let us see what we have got.*1765

*Find the volume of a pyramid whose base is an equilateral triangle of side length a and whose height is h.*1769

*Let us go ahead and draw a perspective of this.*1776

*Let us go ahead and do this in black first.*1778

*Our perspective diagram is going to be something like this.*1781

*I will put that there, I will put a little point here.*1787

*This is side a, this is side a.*1796

*This is side a, we have this pyramid whose base is an equilateral triangle.*1802

*The base is an equilateral triangle.*1807

*I will go ahead and draw it straight on.*1810

*We know what we are looking at.*1814

*We have this little triangle, I’m going to draw it along,*1817

*We are looking at it this way, this edge.*1822

*From your perspective, the triangle is coming out like that.*1826

*This length is a and the height is h.*1834

*Not altogether different than the first example that we did.*1841

*This is our perspective view and this is straight on.*1845

*Let us go ahead and draw this out.*1855

*Again, I’m going to use the same coordinate system.*1857

*I’m going to set it up like this.*1860

*I'm going to have it so that the axis, my x axis again runs right through the center of the triangle.*1863

*I’m basically going to take this thing, I’m just going to turn it this way onto the axis.*1873

*There is that, there is this.*1879

*There is that, I’m going to take a slice.*1892

*This is going to be my x, this is going to be my y.*1901

*I will call this my a and this my b.*1910

*When I turn it so that I’m looking at my triangle, I have got my triangle this way.*1916

*I have got that, the axis is right through the middle.*1934

*The base of the triangle, the base are equilateral triangles.*1941

*This angle is 60°, I did not rotate it this time.*1946

*That is the height, this is the base of the triangle.*1954

*We want to find the area of the base.*1962

*We know that area = base × height/ 2.*1966

*If this is x and this is y, that means this right here, half of it, from here to here is y.*1976

*Therefore, the base is actually equal to 2y.*1983

*Let us go ahead and find y, same way as before.*1988

*We have x/y, x is to y, as h is to side length is a.*1992

*a/2 which implies that y is equal to x × a/ 2h.*2006

*b is equal to 2y, b is equal to 2 of these.*2019

*Therefore, we have just x × a/h, that is our base.*2026

*Let us redraw our triangle.*2037

*This was our h, this was our y, this was our b.*2043

*Our h, this is a 60° angle.*2049

*Therefore, if this is y, this is y√3.*2052

*It = √3 × ax/ 2h.*2060

*We said that the area is equal to the base × height/ 2 = the base which is ax/h*2080

*× the height which is √3 × ax/ 2h.*2094

*I will go ahead and put this ½ over here.*2112

*Therefore, our area is √3 a² x²/ 4h².*2115

*There you go, we have our area function which is a function of x.*2130

*We are going to b; remember this is r, we put it this way.*2136

*We are going to be integrating from 0 to h, from here to here, adding up all of our slices like that.*2140

*Therefore, our volume is equal to the integral from 0 to h of our area function × dx,*2149

*which is the integral from 0 to h of this thing √3 a²/ 4h² x² dx.*2160

*This is what we want and the integral is easy after that.*2178

*This is all a constant, it comes out of the integral.*2184

*This, when you integrate it, just becomes x³/ 3.*2187

*I’m going to leave the integration to you.*2190

*I hope you forgive me for that, very simple integration.*2192

*That is the formula that we are looking for.*2197

*Let us see what else what we have got here.*2201

*Let us see what we can do with this one.*2209

*Let me go back to black.*2216

*Find the volume of the solid whose base is given by the equation, 16x² + 4y² = 64.*2217

*We are looking at a base that is an ellipse.*2223

*And whose cross section is perpendicular to the y axis are isosceles right triangles,*2226

*with a base of the triangle being the hypotenuse.*2236

*A lot going on here, let us see what we have,*2241

*whose base is given by the equation 16 x² + 4y² = 64.*2246

*Let us go ahead and take care of this first.*2250

*We have got 16x² + 4y² = 64.*2253

*We have got x²/ 2² + y²/ 4² = 1.*2259

*Let me draw it a little bit over here, in fact.*2271

*I will draw it over here.*2276

*Our base is this, we go 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4.*2282

*We go 1, 2, we go 1, 2.*2290

*We are looking at an ellipse, something like that.*2293

*They say this cross section is perpendicular to the y axis.*2302

*We are going to hit the y axis, in other words, we are going to hit the y axis.*2305

*The cross sectional area is our isosceles right triangles.*2314

*I take a cross section along the y axis.*2320

*When I pull this cross section out and I flip it this way up, from your perspective, I have a cross section.*2326

*I’m going to flip it this way, these are isosceles right triangles.*2334

*What it is going to look like is the following.*2340

*Let me actually marks some points here.*2347

*If this is point a and this is point b, looking at it from the top, when I flip it up and rotate it,*2348

*I’m going to get an isosceles right triangle.*2355

*This is going to be an isosceles right triangle.*2358

*This is a and this is b, taken the cross section, I flipped it up so I’m actually looking at it.*2366

*Let us see what we have got here.*2377

*Let us go ahead and call this h again.*2382

*Let us go ahead and call this b.*2387

*Again, we are looking at the area of the triangle.*2390

*We are going to find the area of the triangle.*2394

*This time, we are going to integrate along the y axis.*2396

*We are going to be integrating from -4 to 4.*2400

*Those are going to be our limits of integration.*2402

*Again, we have the area = the base × the height/ 2.*2406

*Because we are integrating along the y axis, we need a(y).*2412

*We need an area function that is a function of y because we are integrating along the y axis.*2427

*Let us go ahead and find a relationship.*2432

*If this is our x value, this is going to be our y value, the whole idea.*2437

*There is each point along the ellipse is in relationship between x and y.*2447

*The x right here, that is this.*2462

*This distance is our x.*2468

*The base is going to be twice the x.*2471

*This is the x, that is the x, that is our base.*2474

*We need to find x, in terms of y.*2478

*We need to multiply by 2, let us do that.*2484

*16x² + 4y² = 64, I hope that made sense.*2487

*The way we draw this triangle based on this thing that we have flipped up,*2494

*this half the base of the triangle is our x value, whatever x is.*2499

*We need to find an expression in y, we need to find the relationship between x and y.*2503

*The base is twice x.*2511

*We have got 16x² = 64 - 4y².*2516

*We have x² = 64 – 4y²/ 16.*2526

*Therefore, x = 1/4 √64 - 4y².*2534

*I know that you can simplify it more but I just want to probably leave it like this, does not really matter.*2545

*x is this, that is our x value and our y value is going to be this thing, whatever that happens to be.*2551

*The base is equal to twice x, that is equal to ½ × √64 – 4y².*2560

*We have our base.*2577

*Let us see what we can do about our height.*2582

*Let us draw our triangle again.*2586

*We have a right isosceles triangle, there we go.*2588

*We set this as the base, this is the height.*2593

*If this was our x value, this is 90° that means that is 45 and that is 45.*2606

*That is 45, that means this is 90.*2617

*h and x are the same.*2622

*h is actually equal to x and that is equal to b/2.*2625

*h is equal to x, we found x that is equal to 1/4 √64 – 4y².*2634

*Now we have our h, our area as a function of y is equal to ½ the base × the height = ½ of the base*2645

*which we said is ½ √64 – 4y² × the height which is ¼ × √64 - 4y².*2659

*Our function is equal to 2 × 2 is 4.*2677

*We are going to get 1/16, 64 - 4y².*2681

*You can simplify that out a little bit more, if you want.*2689

*That is going to be 4 - 1/4 y².*2692

*Therefore, the volume, we are going to integrate from, that was this.*2701

*We are going to add up all the triangles.*2716

*The area is this, we are going to go from -4 to 4.*2719

*The integral from -4 to 4 of 4 - ¼ y² dy.*2723

*Because this is symmetric, if you want, you can also write it as twice the integral from 0 to 4.*2738

*This area is the same as that area, you can do it this way.*2748

*Changing one of the limits to 0, if you want to, it is not a big deal.*2751

*4 - ¼ y² dy, there you go.*2757

*This is what we wanted, I hope that make sense.*2765

*Let us do one more problem.*2773

*Find the volume of the solid whose base is the region bounded by the function y = 3 - x² in the x axis,*2776

*and whose cross section is perpendicular to the x axis are squares.*2784

*Volume whose base is the region bounded by the function 3 – x² in the x axis.*2792

*Let us go ahead and draw this out.*2796

*This one should be reasonably straightforward.*2800

*3 - x², we go 1, 2, up to 3.*2803

*3 - x² in the x axis, this cross section is perpendicular to the x axis.*2812

*We are going to be taking slices perpendicular to the x axis.*2818

*This is the base, are squares.*2825

*When I take this slice out, turn it, it is a square.*2828

*s and s, these points of intersection by the way, -√3 and √3.*2840

*If you are wondering where that came from, set this 3 – x² to 0.*2851

*You are going to get x = + or -√3.*2857

*It is going to tell me what the 0’s are, what the roots are of this equation.*2860

*The area is equal to side².*2864

*If this is x, if this is my value of x, this is my value of y.*2874

*Therefore, that is actually equal to y.*2884

*Therefore, y is equal to 3 - x², it is a function.*2889

*The height of the square is 3 - x².*2898

*My area which is equal to s² is equal to 3 - x²².*2908

*Therefore, the area is equal to 9 - 6x² + x⁴.*2920

*Our volume, we took the slice this way, we are going to be adding up all the volumes this way.*2932

*It is just equal to -√3 to √3 9 – 6x² + x⁴ dx.*2939

*I will leave the integration to you, whether you want to use your calculator or do it by hand.*2956

*That is all, dealing with regions with a cross section is not a circle.*2961

*There is no rotation, but we can still deal with it.*2969

*Thank you so much for joining us here at www.educator.com.*2973

*We will see you next time, bye.*2975

2 answers

Last reply by: Professor Hovasapian

Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:08 AM

Post by Joseph Berk on December 29, 2015

As always - great lecture, but there is a mistake here. The formula for a circle of radius 2 is not x^2 + y^2 = 2, but x^2 + y^2 = 2^2 and the answer should be equal to 1/3 Bh - which it clearly isn't.