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Determine intervals of integration

asked 2015-02-05 08:04:59 -0500

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updated 2015-02-08 03:33:07 -0500

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I have the following set: A = {(x,y)|x>=0, y>=0, x^2+y^2 <= 1} and I am required to compute the integral over A of y according to x and y (dxdy). How can I determine the interval to integrate on?

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answered 2015-02-05 10:42:23 -0500

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Homework? I would not solve it with Sage but graphically: which geometric objects do the three relations represent?

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quadrant of a unit circle, so at first thought, both x and y should be between 0 and 1, but then, there's this constraint that x^2+y^2 <= 1, and I don't know how to use this information.

sztike93 gravatar imagesztike93 ( 2015-02-05 10:43:18 -0500 )edit

You should prove that y can be bounded by a well defined function of x !

tmonteil gravatar imagetmonteil ( 2015-02-05 10:48:50 -0500 )edit

hmm. So, you're saying that I should integrate from 0 to 1 and from -sqrt(1-x^2) to sqrt(1-x^2) y according to y and x (dydx)?

sztike93 gravatar imagesztike93 ( 2015-02-05 10:52:04 -0500 )edit

Almost ! Note that y is nonnegative. Drawing a picture may help.

tmonteil gravatar imagetmonteil ( 2015-02-06 16:29:47 -0500 )edit

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