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I am really confused and would appreciate help on this....

I know if you have constants as limits of integration and you want to switch them you just switch the limits from dx to dy and switch the order of integration of variables.....

however i am really confused about whats going on can you have functions as limits of integration and in this case what do you do to solve it because the below example doesnt make sense to me....

how are they finding new limit of integration because this seems if you have functions as limits you cant just switch them you have to do some weird stuff to get new limits, what do you do?

Thanks in advance.

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The first integration on the RHS is holding $y$ constant. Therefore it is not a function in the limit, it is a "constant". Afterwards it is then an integration $wrt$ to $y$.

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i understand that but do you notice they changed limits ofi ntegration 0 to 4 is now 0 to 2 :S this is what i am do you change limits of integration what do you need to do differently when limits of integration are functions rather than constants – Raynos Apr 16 '12 at 11:59

I figured out why the limit changes....the region you are bounded by changes when you switch the limit of integration when the limit is a function so you must enter your new limits of integration based on the function thats in the limits of integration bounding your integration area.

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Absolutely, yes. Well done! – Autolatry Apr 16 '12 at 13:09

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