MATH101 April 2006
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Question 02 (c)
Full-Solution Problems. Justify your answers and show all your work.
Determine the length of the curve on . Evaluate and completely simplify your answer.
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The formula for the arc length of this curve on the interval from is
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We first compute the derivative of and see that
Plugging this into the arc length formula gives
Now, let so that and and . Then
completing the question.
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