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## Calculation of the mass of solid bounded by two surfaces

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### Calculation of the mass of solid bounded by two surfaces

Can you help me calculate the mass of the solid bounded by the surfaces $x^2+y^2=2y$ and $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ given its density function $m(x,y,z)=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ ?
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### Re: Calculation of the mass of solid bounded by two surfaces

andrew.tzeva wrote:...the solid bounded by the surfaces $x^2+y^2=2y$ and $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ ...
The solid isn't well defined. The surface $x^2+y^2=2y$ is a cylinder and the surface $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$ is the "upper" half of the double cone $z^2=x^2+y^2$. These two surfaces does not enclose a solid. (See figure) solidmass.png (24.14 KiB) Viewed 1861 times
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On the other hand, the double cone $z^2=x^2+y^2$ and the cylinder $x^2+y^2=2y$ enclose a solid. Maybe this is the case...
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### Re: Calculation of the mass of solid bounded by two surfaces

Is there a general rule to solve this kind of problems, given two surfaces that bound a solid and its density function ?
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### Re: Calculation of the mass of solid bounded by two surfaces

andrew.tzeva wrote:Is there a general rule to solve this kind of problems, given two surfaces that bound a solid and its density function ?
Yes, there is a general formula to calculate the mass of a solid $S$ with given density function $f:S\subset\mathbb{R}^3\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ :
$\displaystyle\mathop{\iiint}\limits_{S}{f\, dS}\,.$
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Thank you!