I see that I misread your question. Can you clarify what you (or your student) means by "the integral of the area of an ellipse?" The area of an ellipse is a number. Do you mean to integrate this constant?
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-----Original Message----- From: Lenore Horner [mailto:Lenore.Horner@7hills.org] Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 9:43 AM To: AP Calculus Cc: AP Calculus Subject: Re: [ap-calculus] ellipsoid
I'm not sure what the student is trying to integrate. If integral (pi*a*b) dx then this is the volume of an elliptical cylinder because all the slices that the integral stacks up are the same size rather than becoming smaller as an ellipsoid should.
On May 24, 2012, at 17:17:26, Kevin Regardie wrote: