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Question 02 (b) 

Let be the finite region bounded above by the curve and bounded below by
Express the volume of the solid obtained by rotating about the axis as a definite integral. You do not need to simplify or evaluate this integral. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We would use disc integration to evaluate this volume. First, we need to determine the values that define the endpoints of the interval that we need to integrate over. The endpoints are where the curves intersect, so we solve or Thus, the endpoints of the interval and . Since we are using the disc method, we recall that the volume of a single disc with radius and thickness is . Since we are rotating each curve about the axis, we can treat the value of the function as the height of each disc. By taking a sample point in the interval , we can see that in the domain of integration so we can get the volume of the defined solid by taking the volume of the solid with radius and subtracting the volume with radius . (Note: If you wish to evaluate the integral, the volume of the solid obtained by rotating the region about the axis is .) 