MATH200 April 2012
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Question 06 (a)
Combine the sum of the iterated integrals
into a single iterated integral with the order of integration reversed.
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If we examine the region of integration by drawing a picture...
The domain of integration is enclosed within the curves
... we see that if we integrate with respect to y first, that we can specify the lower bound of integration as and the upper bound as . Looking at where the lines meet, we can see that the bounds of integration for x is x = -1 to x = 2. (To find these intersection points solve the equation .)
From these observations, we can write I as follows: