Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2014/Question 02 (b)
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Question 02 (b) 

Let for . Find the volume of the solid generated by revolving (for ) around the horizontal line . Hint: a sketch might help. Work must be shown for full marks. Simplify fully. 
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Hint 1 

The region in question is pictured below. The axis of rotation is the bottom edge of the region. 
Hint 2 

Just as the region underneath the graph of a function (whose area is the integral of the function) can be subdivided into infinitely many lines, the solid formed by revolving the graph of a function about a line can be subdivided into infinitely many disks (whose radii are given by the height of the graph). 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. For each , the point is rotate to form a circle of radius
The area of this circle is thus . The volume of the surface formed by putting together all these circles is just the integral of their respective areas:
