This page covers single volume integrals when an area is rotated about a vertical or horizontal line. The area is defined by equations in the form \(y=f(x)\) or \(x=f(y)\) and we use the the cylinder (shell) method. For other ways to calculate volume, see the links in the related topics panel.
If you want a fulllength lecture on this topic, we recommend this video and this instructor.
video by Prof Leonard 

Overview
When calculating the volume of rotation, there are 3 factors that determine how to set up the integral.
1. method (washerdisc or cylindershell)
2. axis of rotation
3. function (graph and form of the equations)
On this page, the axis of rotation will always be either an axis or a straight line that is parallel to one of the axes. However, before we discuss the rotation of an area, we need to know how to describe an area in the plane. This is a critical step to setting up your integral correctly. If you didn't completely understand this from the main volume integrals page, you can go over it again here.
To describe an area in the xyplane, the first step is to plot the boundaries and determine the actual region that needs to be described. There are several graphing utilities listed on the tools page. Our preference is to use the free program winplot (used to plot these graphs; we used gimp to add labels and other graphics). However, graphing by hand is usually the best and quickest way.
We use the graph to the right to facilitate this discussion. A common way to describe this area is the area bounded by \(f(x)\) (red line), \(g(x)\) (blue line) and \(x=a\) (black line).
[Remember that an equation like \(x=a\) can be interpreted two ways, either the point x whose value is a or the vertical line. You should be able to tell what is meant by the context.]
Okay, so we plotted the boundaries and shaded the area to be described. Now, we need to choose a direction to start, either vertically or horizontally. We will show both ways, starting with vertically, since it is more natural and what you are probably used to seeing. Also, this area is easier to describe vertically than horizontally (you will see why as you read on).
Vertically
Our first step is to draw a vertical arrow on the graph somewhere within the shaded area, like we have done here. Some books draw an example rectangle with the top on the upper graph and the bottom on the lower graph. That is the same idea as we have done with the arrow.
Now we need to think of this arrow as starting at the left boundary and sweeping across to the right boundary of the area. This sweeping action is important since it will sweep out the area. As we think about this sweeping, we need to think about where the arrow enters and leaves the shaded area. Let's look our example graph to demonstrate. Think about the arrow sweeping left to right. Notice that it always enters the area by crossing \(g(x)\), no matter where we draw it. Similarly, the arrow always exits the area by crossing \(f(x)\), no matter where we draw it. Do you see that?
But wait, how far to the right does it go? We are not given that information. What we need to do is find the xvalue where the functions \(f(x)\) and \(g(x)\) intersect. You should be able to do that. We will call that point \((b,f(b))\). Also, we will call the left boundary \(x=a\). So now we have everything we need to describe this area. We give the final results below.
Vertical Arrow  

\( g(x) \leq y \leq f(x) \) 
arrow leaves through \(f(x)\) and enters through \(g(x)\) 
\( a \leq x \leq b \) 
arrow sweeps from left (\(x=a\)) to right (\(x=b\)) 
Horizontally
We can also describe this area horizontally (or using a horizontal arrow). We will assume that we can write the equations of \(f(x)\) and \(g(x)\) in terms of \(y\). ( This is not always possible, in which case we cannot describe the area in this way. ) For the sake of this discussion, we will call the corresponding equations \(f(x) \to F(y)\) and \(g(x) \to G(y)\).
Let's look at the graph. Notice we have drawn a horizontal arrow. Just like we did with the vertical arrow, we need to determine where the arrow enters and leaves the shaded area. In this case, the arrow sweeps from the bottom up. As it sweeps, we can see that it always crosses the vertical line \(x=a\). However, there is something strange going on at the point \((b,f(b))\). Notice that when the arrow is below \(f(b)\), the arrow exits through \(g(x)\) but when the arrow is above \(f(b)\), the arrow exits through \(f(x)\). This is a problem. To overcome this, we need to break the area into two parts at \(f(b)\).
Lower Section   This section is described by the arrow leaving through \(g(x)\). So the arrow sweeps from \(g(a)\) to \(g(b)\).
Upper Section   This section is described by the arrow leaving through \(f(x)\). The arrow sweeps from \(f(b)\) to \(f(a)\).
The total area is the combination of these two areas. The results are summarized below.
Horizontal Arrow  

lower section  
\( a \leq x \leq G(y) \) 
arrow leaves through \(G(y)\) and enters through \(x=a\) 
\( g(a) \leq y \leq g(b) \) 
arrow sweeps from bottom (\(y=g(a)\)) to top (\(y=g(b)\)) 
upper section  
\( a \leq x \leq F(y) \) 
arrow leaves through \(F(y)\) and enters through \(x=a\) 
\( f(b) \leq y \leq f(a) \) 
arrow sweeps from bottom (\(y=f(b)\)) to top (\(y=f(a)\)) 
Type 1 and Type 2 Regions
Some instructors may describe regions in the plane as either Type 1 or Type 2 (you may see II instead of 2). As you know from the above discussion, some regions are better described vertically or horizontally. Type 1 regions are regions that are better described vertically, while Type 2 regions are better described horizontally. The example above was a Type 1 region.
Here is a quick video clip going into more detail on Type 1 and Type 2 regions.
video by Krista King Math 

The technique we discuss on this page is the cylindershell method. We will use these figures extensively in the discussion of these techniques. Click here to download a one page pdf document of these pictures, with space to write notes. Feel free to copy this page to use while studying, working practice problems, in exams (if allowed by your instructor) and to give to fellow students. If you are an instructor and you think it will help your students, you may make as many copies as you need to use in your classes. For everyone, we ask that you keep the information that you got it from this website at the bottom of the sheet.
cylindershell method  

xaxis rotation 
yaxis rotation 
Getting Started
Here are some key things that you need to do and know to get started.
1. Draw a rough plot of the area that is being rotated. This is usually best done by hand since you will need to label it.
2. Decide what method you will use, washerdisc or cylindershell.
3. On the rough plot from point 1, label the axis of rotation and draw a representative rectangle somewhere in the area.
4. Label R and r or p and h (depending on your method; details below).
Once those steps are done, you are ready to set up your integral. Let's look at each technique separately.
We choose to use the term cylindershell method since it seems to bring to mind a cylinder more readily than the term shell, which in general usage could be almost any shape, and it covers the two most common references to this technique. This, of course, is a personal preference for this site and you need to check with your instructor to see what they require.
summary of the cylindershell method  

the representative rectangle is parallel to axis of revolution  
\(p\) is the distance from the axis of rotation to the representative rectangle  
\(h\) is the height of the representative rectangle  
xaxis rotation equation  \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_{c}^{d}{ph~dy} }\) 
yaxis rotation equation  \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_{a}^{b}{ph~dx} }\) 
Notes
1. Notice that \(p\) and \(h\) are distances, so they are always positive.
2. The distance \(p\) is from the axis of rotation to the representative rectangle. Where on the rectangle doesn't matter since the rectangle is infinitely thin. If it helps, you can think of the distance to the center of the rectangle.
cylindershell method with xaxis rotation 

If you feel like you need further explanation of this, here is a video that tries to explain this method by drawing in three dimensions. He also works a simple example using this technique.
video by Khan Academy 

Additional Things To Watch For
It would be nice if, after learning these two techniques, that was all there was to it. However, as usual in mathematics, that is not the case. Here are a couple twists you will probably see in your homework and maybe even on an exam. We will just touch on them and how to work with them and allow you to fill in the details.
Twist 1. Multiple Integrals 

Looking back at the plots used in the discussions, you will notice that no matter where we draw the representative rectangle, each end will always be on the same curve. That will not always be the case. Here is how you handle that situation.
Look back at the discussion on describing area in the xyplane. When one end of the rectangle 'jumps' from one graph to another, you need to break the integral at that point. Then you will have more than one integral and you just add the result of each together.
Twist 2. Axis of Revolution Not A Coordinate Axis 

We touch on this on the washerdisc method page but let's look at a quick example that may help you understand this more deeply. We will just set up part of this problem and you can take it from there. The complete solution is found in practice problem 2287.
Problem Statement   Calculate the volume of revolution of the area defined by \(y=x^23x\) and \(y=x\) rotated about the line \(y=5\).
Solution Overview   We have set up the plot shown on the right with all the pertinent data. Everything should look familiar to you except that we added an additional line from the xaxis to the rectangle and the new variable y, both in red. The trick here is to find the equation for p (assuming we use the cylindershell method, which is not the best way here). We know that the distance from the xaxis to the axis of rotation is always 5. So we build an equation using that information, \(y+p=5\) and solve for p, \(p=5y\).
We deliberatedly chose y for that distance since the distance is parallel to the yaxis. This allows us to use the equation straightaway. If the distance had been parallel to the xaxis, we would have used x instead.
Take some time to think about this and then look as some examples and practice problems. You will be able to comprehend it soon.
If you decide to work this problem, notice that setting this up as we have shown will produce an integral that is difficult to solve. Try using the washerdisc method instead.
xaxis rotation practice
area: \( y=x, y=2x, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x, y=2x, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x, y=2x, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(2\pi/3\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x, y=2x, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The expression for p is \(p=y\) and for h we have \(h=22y\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=0\) to \(y=1\). So our integral is \( V = 2\pi\int_0^1{y(22y) ~dy} \).
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_0^1{y(22y) ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 4\pi\int_0^1{yy^2 ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 4\pi\left[ \frac{y^2}{2}  \frac{y^3}{3} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 4\pi\left[ \frac{1}{2}  \frac{1}{3} \right] }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V=2\pi/3 }\) 
Final Answer 

\(2\pi/3\) 
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area: \( x=y^2, x=0, y=3 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x=y^2, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x=y^2, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{ V = \frac{81\pi}{2} }\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x=y^2, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The expression for p is \(p=y\) and for h we have \(h=y^2\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=0\) to \(y=3\). So our integral is \( V = 2\pi\int_0^3{y^3 ~dy} \).
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_0^3{y^3 ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left. \frac{y^4}{4} \right_0^3 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \frac{\pi}{2} (3)^4 = \frac{81\pi}{2} }\) 
Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{ V = \frac{81\pi}{2} }\) 
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area: \( y=2x^{3/2}, y=2, y=16, x=0 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=2x^{3/2}, \) \( y=2, \) \( y=16, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=2x^{3/2}, \) \( y=2, \) \( y=16, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = 90\pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=2x^{3/2}, \) \( y=2, \) \( y=16, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The expression for p is \(p=y\) and for h we have \(h=(2/y)^{2/3}\). To get the expression for h, notice that h is from the yaxis to the plot \(y=2x^{3/2}\), so we have \(h=x\). However, we need h in terms of y since we are integrating with respect to y. Since the x lands on the curve \(y=2x^{3/2}\), that's the equation we need to solve for x, which is \(x=(2/y)^{2/3}\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=2\) to \(y=16\). So our integral is \( V = 2\pi\int_2^{16}{y(2/y)^{2/3} ~dy} \).
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_2^{16}{y(2/y)^{2/3} ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi (2)^{2/3} \int_2^{16}{ y^{1/3} ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \pi (2)^{5/3} \left[ \frac{y^{4/3}}{4/3} \right]_2^{16} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \frac{3}{4} \pi (2)^{5/3} \left[ 16^{4/3}  2^{4/3} \right] = 90\pi }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = 90\pi \) 
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area: \( y=\sqrt{\arccos x}, y=0, x=0 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{\arccos x}, y=0, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{\arccos x}, y=0, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{\arccos x}, y=0, x=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The expression for p is \(p=y\) and for h we have \(h=\cos(y^2)\). To get the expression for h, we notice that \(h=x\) and since we need the expression for x in terms of y, we use \(y=\sqrt{\arccos x}\) and solve for x.
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=0\) to somewhere near 1 but not exactly 1. At \(x=0\), \(y=\sqrt{\arccos 0} = \sqrt{\pi/2}\). So our integral is \( V = 2\pi\int_0^{\sqrt{\pi/2}}{ y\cos(y^2) ~dy} \).
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_0^{\sqrt{\pi/2}}{ y\cos(y^2) ~dy} }\) 
Use integration by substitution where \(u=y^2\). 
\(u=y^2 \to du = 2y~dy\) 
Now convert the limits of integration in terms of u. 
\(y=0 \to u=0\) and \(y=\sqrt{\pi/2} \to u=\pi/2\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_0^{\pi/2}{ \cos u ~\frac{du}{2} } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \pi \left[ \sin u \right]_0^{\pi/2} }\) 
\( V = \pi [\sin(\pi/2)  \sin 0] = \pi \) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \) 
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area: \( y=4x, x=0, y=2 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=4x, x=0, y=2 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=4x, x=0, y=2 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=32\pi/3 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=4x, x=0, y=2 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Solution 

1. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
2. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is from the yaxis to the function. So for the point \((x,y)\) on the plot, \(p=y\) and \(x=h\). Since the integral is in terms of y, we need to convert \(h=x\) into y. Since the point sits on the function, we know that \(y=4x \to x=4y\). This gives us \(h=4y\).
3. Determine the Limits of Integration  Now we are almost ready to set up our integral. We need to know the limits of integration. We think of the rectangle as sweeping from bottom to top, always in the positive direction, across the shaded area. The bottom of the rectangle is at \(y=2\), the top is at \(y=4\), so we need to integrate from 2 to 4.
4. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} = }\) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi\int_2^4{y(4y)~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_2^4{4yy^2 ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{4y^2}{2}  \frac{y^3}{3} \right]_2^4 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 328\frac{64}{3}+\frac{8}{3} \right] }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 24\frac{56}{3} \right] }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{7256}{3} \right] }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \frac{2\pi}{3} \left[ 16 \right] = \frac{32\pi}{3} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V=32\pi/3 \) 
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area: \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=8\pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Solution 

1. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \).
We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
2. Determine p and h  As labeled in the plot, distance p goes from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. This distance is always y, so \(p=y\).
The distance h is a little more difficult to determine. If we think about adding h to the length of the gap to the left of the curve, the distance is always 4. So, can we determine the length of the gap? Yes, we can. Let's think about the left endpoint of the rectangle and label it \((x,y)\). We know that since it is on the curve \(y=\sqrt{x}\), we can write \((x,y) = (x,\sqrt{x})\). Another way to think about this point is that the distance from the yaxis to the curve is x. That's great! However, since our integral is in terms of y, we need to know what x is in terms of y. That's easy, since the point is on the curve \(y=\sqrt{x}\) or \(y^2=x\) (as long as x is positive, which it is in this problem). So the length of the gap between the yaxis and the plot is x or \(y^2\). So now we have an equation, \(x+h=4 \to y^2+h=4 \to h=4y^2\). In summary, \(p=y\) and \(h=4y^2\).
Note: You may need to go through this explanation again since the concept is probably new to you. Do not hesitate to make a rough plot and label everything until you understand it. Also, try to put the explanation into your own words.
3. Determine the Limits of Integration  Now we are almost ready to set up our integral. We need to know the limits of integration. We think of the rectangle as sweeping from bottom to top, always in the positive direction, across the shaded area. So, the rectangle starts at zero and ends at \(2\). Now, we have everything we need to set up the integral.
4. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} = }\) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi\int_0^2{y(4y^2)~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi\int_0^2{ 4yy^3 ~dy} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{4y^2}{2}  \frac{y^4}{4} \right]_0^2 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 8  \frac{16}{4} \right]  2\pi[00] = 8\pi }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V=8\pi \) 
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area: \( y=x^2, y=0, x=2 \)  axis of rotation: xaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=2 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=32\pi/5 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=2 \) revolved about the xaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

video by MIP4U 

Final Answer 

\( V=32\pi/5 \) 
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parallel to xaxis rotation practice
When the axis of rotation is not the xaxis, the same rules apply, i.e. p is the distance (always positive) from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle and h is the length (also positive) of the example rectangle.
In these practice problems, we describe another way of determining p and h than we talked about in the previous problem set. Both techniques produce the same result but one may be easier for you to use. So use the one that makes more sense to you, unless your instructor says otherwise.
area: \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \)  axis of rotation: \(y=2\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = 23\pi/15 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. Since the axis of rotation is not the xaxis, we need take into account the added distance. So we start with the distance y which would be the expression for p if the xaxis was the axis of rotation and then we notice that \(y=2\) is another 2 units away from the example rectangle. So we add 2 to y to get \(p=y+2\).
The axis of rotation does not affect h, so we think about moving from \(x=1\) to the yaxis then turn around and move back x units to get back to the example rectangle. This gives us \(h=1x\). But we need the expression for h in terms of y, and since x lands on the curve \(y=x^2\), we need to solve this for x to get \(x=\pm\sqrt{y}\). We choose positive since we are in the first quadrant (so y is positive), giving us \(h=1\sqrt{y}\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=0\) to \(y=1\). (You should confirm this with the equations.) So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2+y)(1\sqrt{y}) ~dy } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2+y)(1\sqrt{y}) ~dy } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ 22y^{1/2}+yy^{3/2} ~dy } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 2y  \frac{2y^{3/2}}{3/2} + \frac{y^2}{2}  \frac{y^{5/2}}{5/2} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 2  \frac{4}{3} + \frac{1}{2}  \frac{2}{5} \right]  0 = \frac{23\pi}{15} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = 23\pi/15 \) 
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area: \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \)  axis of rotation: \(y=2\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = 17\pi/15 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, y=0, x=1 \) revolved about \(y=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is horizontal.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. To determine p we think about moving from \(y=2\), the axis of rotation, to the xaxis, which is 2 units. Then we turn around and move back up y unitls. The result is \(p=2y\). Similarly for h, we go from \(x=2\) to the yaxis, we have gone 2 units. Then we turn around and move x units back to curve \(y=x^2\) to give us \(h=2x\). However, the integral is in terms of y, so we need to convert the x to a function of y. Since the x we are talking about lands on the curve \(y=x^2\), we need to solve for x using that equation giving us \(x=\pm\sqrt{y}\). Since we are in the first quadrant and y is positive, we choose positive from this equation. Putting \(x=\sqrt{y}\) in the equation of h, we have \(h=2\sqrt{y}\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(y=0\) to \(y=1\). (You should confirm this with the equations.) So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2y)(1\sqrt{y}) ~dy } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2y)(1\sqrt{y}) ~dy } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ 22y^{1/2}y+y^{3/2} ~dy } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 2y\frac{2y^{3/2}}{3/2}\frac{y^2}{2}+\frac{y^{5/2}}{5/2} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 2\frac{4}{3}\frac{1}{2}+\frac{2}{5} \right] = \frac{17\pi}{15} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = 17\pi/15 \) 
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area: \(y=x^3, y=0, x=1\)  axis of rotation: \(y=1\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^3, y=0, x=1\) revolved about \(y=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{V=\frac{5\pi}{14}}\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^3, y=0, x=1\) revolved about \(y=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

video by Krista King Math 

Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{V=\frac{5\pi}{14}}\) 
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area: \(y=\sqrt{x}, y=x\)  axis of rotation: \(y=3\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=\sqrt{x}, y=x\) revolved about \(y=3\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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area: \( f(x)=x, g(x)=x^23x \)  axis of rotation: \(y=5\)  method: cylindershell  
Set up but do not evaluate the integral(s). 

Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to set up the integrals to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( f(x)=x, g(x)=x^23x \) revolved about \(y=5\). Do not evaluate the integral(s).
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to set up the integrals to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( f(x)=x, g(x)=x^23x \) revolved about \(y=5\). Do not evaluate the integral(s).
Final Answer 

\( V = \) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi \int_0^4{ (5y)[ 3/2+(y+9/4)^{1/2}  y ] dy } + }\) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi \int_{9/4}^0{ 2(5y)(y+9/4)^{1/2} dy } }\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to set up the integrals to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( f(x)=x, g(x)=x^23x \) revolved about \(y=5\). Do not evaluate the integral(s).
Hint 

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Solution 

1. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_c^d{ph~dy} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to y since the example rectangle is horizontal and consequently it moves vertically, sweeping in the ydirection.
2. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. However, in this problem we need two integrals. You can see way from the plot above. If you think about the example rectangle sweeping through the entire shaded area, the right end is always on the plot of \(g(x)\). However, the left end jumps at \(x=0\) between \(f(x)\) and \(g(x)\). So we need to set up two integrals, one from \(y=9/4\) to \(y=0\), the second from \(y=0\) to \(y=4\).
But first, we need to solve for \(x\) in each of the functions. The first one is done for us, \(y=x\). For the second one, we need to complete the square.
We start with this equation. 
\( y=x^23x \) 
Take the coefficient of \(x\) (assuming the coefficient of \(x^2\) is 1). 
Form \(\displaystyle{ \left( \frac{3}{2} \right)^2 = \frac{9}{4}}\) 
Take the result and add it and subtract from the right side of the original equation. 
\(\displaystyle{ y=x^23x+\frac{9}{4}\frac{9}{4} }\) 
The first three terms are now a perfect square. 
\(\displaystyle{ y=(x3/2)^29/4 }\) 
Now we have only one \(x\), so it is easy to solve. 
\( y+9/4 = (x3/2)^2 \) 
\( \pm(y+9/4) = (x3/2) \) 
\( x=3/2\pm(y+9/4) \) 
A few comments are in order.
First, we need the \(\pm\) when we take the square root. The expression \( x=3/2(y+9/4) \) is the part of the graph to the left of \(x=3/2\) and \( x=3/2+(y+9/4) \) is to the right of \(x=3/2\).
Second, if you have any difficulty understanding these steps, review completing the square on the precalculus page.
Now we need to determine p and h for each part of the graph. Let's start with the top part, i.e. \(0 \leq y \leq 4\). To find an expression for p, let's think about walking a path in the ydirection, starting at the axis of rotation, \(y=5\). If we walking from 5 down to the xaxis, we have moved 5 units. Then we turn around and walk back up to the representative rectangle. This last distance is y. So we have moved 5 units then gone back y. The net distance we have moved from the axis of rotation to the representative rectangle is \(5y\) units. This is the distance p, so \(p=5y\).
Let's use the same technique to find the length h. Start at the far end of the representative rectangle. Moving from there to the xaxis is a distance x, where the x falls on the curve \(g(x)\). We solved for x earlier and got \( x=3/2+(y+9/4) \). So, we moved a distance \( 3/2+(y+9/4) \). Then we turn around and move another distance x landing on the plot \(y=x\). In terms of y, we backtracked y. The net distance we moved is \( h = 3/2+(y+9/4)  y \).
Using the same ideas, we come up with \(p=5y\) and \(h=2(y+9/4)^{1/2}\) for the range \(9/4\leq y \leq 0\).
3. Set Up The Integrals  \(V=V_1+V_2\) where
\(\displaystyle{ V_1 = 2\pi \int_0^4{ (5y)[ 3/2+(y+9/4)^{1/2}  y ] ~ dy } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V_2 = 2\pi \int_{9/4}^0{ 2(5y)(y+9/4)^{1/2} ~ dy } }\) 
We were told to not evaluate the integrals, so \(V=V_1+V_2\) is the final answer.
These integrals would be very difficult to evaluate, perhaps even impossible. For this problem, it is much easier to use the washerdisc method.
Final Answer 

\( V = \) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi \int_0^4{ (5y)[ 3/2+(y+9/4)^{1/2}  y ] dy } + }\) \(\displaystyle{ 2\pi \int_{9/4}^0{ 2(5y)(y+9/4)^{1/2} dy } }\) 
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yaxis rotation practice
Okay, now let's look at some problems with yaxis rotation. Here is the plot with all the information you need to work these problems.
cylindershell method with yaxis rotation 

Notice that the representative rectangle is vertical since, with the cylindershell method, we need the rectangle parallel to the axis of rotation. Since the rectangle sweeps in the x direction, we integrate with respect to x. So our volume integral is \(V=2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx}\).
area: \( y=3x, x=0, y=3 \)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=3x, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=3x, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=3x, x=0, y=3 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance p is just x, i.e. \(p=x\). We can think of the distance h as the equation of the top end minus the equation at the bottom end of the rectangle, just like we did when we calculated the area between two curves. In this case \(h=33x\).
4. Set Up the Integral  Looking at the plot, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to \( x=1 \). (You should confirm this with the equations.) So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x(33x) ~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x(33x) ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ 3x3x^2 ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{3x^2}{2}  \frac{3x^3}{3} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{3}{2}  1 \right]  2\pi [0] = \pi }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \) 
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area: \( x^3x^8+1, y=1 \)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x^3x^8+1, y=1 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x^3x^8+1, y=1 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi/5 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( x^3x^8+1, y=1 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

built with GeoGebra 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance p is just x, i.e. \(p=x\). We can think of the distance h as the equation of the top end minus the equation at the bottom end of the rectangle, just like we did when we calculated the area between two curves. In this case \( h=x^3x^8+11 = x^3x^8 \).
4. Set Up the Integral  Looking at the plot, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to \( x=1 \). (You should confirm this with the equations.) So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x(x^3x^8) ~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x(x^3x^8) ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x^4x^9 ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{x^5}{5}\frac{x^{10}}{10} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{1}{5}\frac{1}{10} \right] = \frac{\pi}{5} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi/5 \) 
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area: \(y=\sin(x^2), y=0, x:[0,\sqrt{\pi}]\)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=\sin(x^2), y=0,\) \( x:[0,\sqrt{\pi}]\) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(V=2\pi\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=\sin(x^2), y=0,\) \( x:[0,\sqrt{\pi}]\) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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Final Answer 

\(V=2\pi\) 
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area: \( y=\cos(x^2), x=0, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\cos(x^2), x=0, y=0 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\cos(x^2), x=0, y=0 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\cos(x^2), x=0, y=0 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance p is just x, i.e. \(p=x\). The distance h is \(y=\cos(x^2)\), i.e. \(h=\cos(x^2)\).
4. Set Up the Integral  Looking at the plot, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to somewhere between 1 and 2. We need to solve for this value.
\(0 = \cos(x^2) \to \arccos(0) = x^2\)
The angle when cosine is zero is \(\pi/2\), so \(x^2=\pi/2 \to x=\pm \sqrt{\pi/2}\). We can tell from our plot that \(x > 0\), so we choose \(x=\sqrt{\pi/2}\). So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^{\sqrt{\pi/2}}{ x\cos(x^2) ~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^{\sqrt{\pi/2}}{ x\cos(x^2) ~dx } }\) 
We need to use integration by substitution. We choose \(u=x^2\). 
\(u=x^2 \to du = 2x~dx\) 
Converting the limits of integration from x to u, we have 
\(x=0 \to u=0^2=0\) and \(x=\sqrt{\pi/2} \to u=\pi/2\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^{\pi/2}{ \cos(u) ~du/2 } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \pi \left[ \sin u \right]_0^{\pi/2} }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = \pi \left[ \sin(\pi/2)  \sin(0) \right] = \pi }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \) 
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area: \(y=x^2+x, y=0\)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^2+x, y=0\) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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area: \(\displaystyle{ y=\frac{1}{1+x^2}, y=0, x=0, x=2 }\)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(\displaystyle{ y=\frac{1}{1+x^2}, }\) \( y=0, x=0, x=2 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(\displaystyle{ y=\frac{1}{1+x^2}, }\) \( y=0, x=0, x=2 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \ln 5 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(\displaystyle{ y=\frac{1}{1+x^2}, }\) \( y=0, x=0, x=2 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

Click here to see the dynamic GeoGebra plot. 

Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint or the animation for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance p is just x, i.e. \(p=x\). The distance h is just y but we need h in terms of x and this is just \(h=1/(1+x^2)\).
4. Set Up the Integral  If you play with the animation, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to \(x=2\). (You should confirm this with the equations.) So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^2{ \frac{x}{1+x^2}~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^2{ \frac{x}{1+x^2}~dx } }\) 
Use integration by substitution where \(u=1+x^2\). 
\(u=1+x^2 \to du = 2x~dx\) 
Converting the limits of integration, we get 
\(x=0 \to u=1\) and \(x=2 \to u=1+4=5\) 
So now our integral in terms of u is 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_1^5{ \frac{1}{u}\frac{du}{2} } }\) 
\(\pi \ln u _1^5\) 
\(\pi \ln 5  \pi \ln 1 = \pi \ln 5 \) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi \ln 5 \) 
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area: \(f(x)=2x^2+16x+18\), \( x=0 \), \(y=0\)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(f(x)=2x^2+16x+18, \) \( x=0 \), \(y=0\) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(2673\pi\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(f(x)=2x^2+16x+18, \) \( x=0 \), \(y=0\) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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Final Answer 

\(2673\pi\) 
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area: \( y=x^2+2, y=0, x=0, x=2 \)  axis of rotation: yaxis  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2+2, \) \( y=0, x=0, x=2 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=16\pi \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2+2, \) \( y=0, x=0, x=2 \) revolved about the yaxis. Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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Final Answer 

\( V=16\pi \) 
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parallel to yaxis rotation practice
As before, the same rules apply for these problems. The rectangle is parallel to the axis of rotation, in this case it is vertical. The distance h is not affected by the location of the axis but p is. If we can find an expression for p a distance from the yaxis, we usually just add or subtract a constant for the shift of axis. Let's work some practice problems to clarify this idea.
area: \(y=4xx^2, y=3\)  axis of rotation: \(x=1\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=4xx^2, y=3\) revolved about \(x=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{V=\frac{8\pi}{3}}\)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=4xx^2, y=3\) revolved about \(x=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

video by Krista King Math 

Final Answer 

\(\displaystyle{V=\frac{8\pi}{3}}\) 
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area: \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: \(x=2\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = 11\pi/6 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance h is \(y=x^2 \), i.e. \(h=x^2\). The distance from the yaxis to the example rectangle is just x. To this we add 2 to compensate for the shift of the axis to \(2\) giving us \(p=2+x\).
4. Set Up the Integral  Looking at the plot, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to \(x=1\). So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2+x)(x^2) ~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ (2+x)(x^2) ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ 2x^2+x^3 ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{2x^3}{3}+\frac{x^4}{4} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{2}{3}+\frac{1}{4} \right] = \frac{11\pi}{6} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = 11\pi/6 \) 
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area: \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: \(x=1\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi/6 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=x^2, x=1, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=1\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Hint 

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Solution 

1. Set up the plot with labels  See the hint for the plot and enclosed area. Since we were asked to use the cylindershell method, the representative rectangle is vertical.
2. Choose The Integral  The volume integral we need is \( V = 2\pi\int_a^b{ph~dx} \). We chose this integral because we are told to use the cylindershell method, so we need an integral with p and h. We integrate with respect to x since the example rectangle is vertical and consequently it moves horizontally, sweeping in the xdirection.
3. Determine p and h  The distance p is from the axis of rotation to the example rectangle. The distance h is the length of the example rectangle. Remember that both of these are positive. The distance h is \(y=x^2 \), i.e. \(h=x^2\). The distance from the yaxis to the example rectangle is x. We subtract that distance from 1 to get p. So \(p=1x\).
4. Set Up the Integral  Looking at the plot, you can tell that the example rectangle sweeps from \(x=0\) to \(x=1\). So our integral is \(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x^2(1x) ~dx } }\)
5. Evaluate the Integral
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x^2(1x) ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x^2(1x) ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^1{ x^2x^3 ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{x^3}{3} \frac{x^4}{4} \right]_0^1 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{1}{3} \frac{1}{4} \right] = \frac{\pi}{6} }\) 
Final Answer 

\( V = \pi/6 \) 
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area: \(y=\sqrt{x}, y=x\)  axis of rotation: \(x=4\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=\sqrt{x}, y=x\) revolved about \(x=4\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

He also sets up the integral for rotating about \(x=10\).
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area: \(y=x^2+x, y=0\)  axis of rotation: \(x=3\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^2+x, y=0\) revolved about \(x=3\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

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area: \(y=x^2, y=4\)  axis of rotation: \(x=5\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^2, y=4\) revolved about \(x=5\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=320\pi/3 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^2, y=4\) revolved about \(x=5\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

video by Michel vanBiezen 

Final Answer 

\( V=320\pi/3 \) 
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area: \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \)  axis of rotation: \(x=6\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=6\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Final Answer 

\( V=192\pi/5 \)
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \( y=\sqrt{x}, x=4, y=0 \) revolved about \(x=6\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

In the video, she sets up the integral but does not solve it. Here is the rest of the solution.
\(\displaystyle{V=2\pi\int_0^4{(6x)\sqrt{x}~dx}}\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \int_0^4{ 6x^{1/2}  x^{3/2} ~dx } }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ \frac{6x^{3/2}}{3/2}  \frac{x^{5/2}}{5/2} \right]_0^4 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi \left[ 4x^{3/2}  \frac{2}{5}x^{5/2} \right]_0^4 }\) 
\(\displaystyle{V=2\pi[4(4)^{3/2}(2/5)(4)^{5/2}]}\) 
\(\displaystyle{ V = 2\pi [ 32  64/5 ] = 192\pi/5 }\) 
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Final Answer 

\( V=192\pi/5 \) 
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area: \(y=x^2, x=1, x=2, y=4\)  axis of rotation: \(x=2\)  method: cylindershell 
Problem Statement 

Use the cylindershell method to calculate the volume of rotation of the area bounded by \(y=x^2, x=1, x=2, y=4\) revolved about \(x=2\). Give your answer in exact terms.
Solution 

This problem is solved in two consecutive videos.
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