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Question 08 (b) ii
The body of a snowman is formed by the snowballs (this is its body) and (this is its head).
b) We can also calculate the volume of the snowman as a sum of the following triple integrals:
Circle the right answer from the underlined choices and fill in the blanks in the following descriptions of the region of integration for each integral. [Note: We have translated the axes in order to write down some of the integrals above. The equations you specify should be those before the translation is performed.]
ii. The region of integration in (2) is a part of the snowman's body / head / body and head. It is enclosed by the sphere / cone defined by the equation and the sphere / cone defined by the equation
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Integral (2) is written in cylindrical coordinates, where the limit of the variables of integration is for the horizontal angle, for the radius and for the vertical axis.
Finding the equation of the enclosing cone from below
The variables are in dependent and the angle covers the whole horizontal circle. The variable is depending or . Hence, the region of integration is bounded from below by the equation
which is a cone-equation.
Finding the equation of the enclosing cone from above
Further, the region of integration is bounded from above by the equation
which is also a cone-equation.
Region of integration is part of body of head?
The lower cone contains the point which is the center of the sphere , the body of the snowman. Hence, a region above this cone is part of the body of the snowman.
The upper cone contains the point which is the center of the sphere , the head of the snowman. Hence, a region below this cone is part of the head of the snowman.
So, the region of integration contains part of the head and the body of the snowman.