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Question 05 (b) 

Consider the curve given by for where are constants with and . (b) Compute the volume obtained by revolving the same region about the xaxis. (Later we will refer to this volume as V). 
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Hint 1 

The volume V obtained by rotating a function y=f(x) around the xaxis (for ) is 
Hint 2 

We have Are there any values of p that makes this integral special compared to other values? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. For similar reasons to part (a) we will have two cases because we will have to worry about the integral we are doing. There will be a unique situation if we are ever integrating 1/x which occurs when p=1/2 because If then when we rotate the function about the xaxis over the interval [1,B], the volume obtained is If p=1/2 then 