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*Subject*: [mg32481] Re: [mg32469] confusion with triple integral...
*From*: BobHanlon at aol.com
*Date*: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 00:59:56 -0500 (EST)
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
In a message dated 1/22/02 3:42:57 AM, BradleyS at Harker.org writes:
>Please consider the Integral[r^2Sin[x]drdxdy] with limits as follows:
>[0,2Pi]for y, [0,ArcCos[1/4]] for x and [0,1/Cos[x]] for r. Mathematica
>returns
>27Pi, which is correct. But, if instead of using ArcCos[1/4], I use either
>ArcCos[0.25] or ArcCos[1/4]//N in the limits, Mathematica returns 43Pi.
> Any idea
>why?j
>
I get 5Pi for each.
Clear[r,x,y]
Integrate[r^2*Sin[x],{y,0, 2Pi},{x,0,ArcCos[1/4]},{r,0,1/Cos[x]}]
5*Pi
%==Integrate[r^2*Sin[x],{y,0,2Pi},{x,0, ArcCos[0.25]},{r,0,1/Cos[x]}]
True
%%==Integrate[r^2*Sin[x],{y,0, 2Pi},{x,0, ArcCos[1/4]//N},{r,0,1/Cos[x]}]
True
Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA USA
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