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### Integral of voltage, $\int_{-a}^a \frac{dy}{\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}}$

This is (probably) a very easy integral to solve, but for some reason the answer just isn't coming to me (or at least the one my professor got isn't). He gave us a formula for voltage along the x-axis ...
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### Electrostatic Potential Energy integral in spherical coordinates

I'm having trouble with evaluating an integral that arises from attempting to find the total energy of an electrostatic system consisting of two point charges, which involves an integral over all ...
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### Finding total work by integration

The following tank is completely filled with water. Find the total amount of work done in pumping water out of the outlet. Note that the density of water is 1000 kg/m$^3$ I feel like I am ...
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### Work on Springs using Hooke's Law

I'm currently stuck on parts c and d of this problem. The problem says Suppose a force of 20 N is required to stretch and hold a spring 0.4 m from its equilibrium position (0). I found k constant to ...
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### Solving the integral to calculate the electrostatic force between two tubes

Let's say we have two tubes with charges $q_1$, $q_2$, radii $b_1$, $b_2$ and lengths $l_1$ and $l_2$. They are placed along the surface of each other like in this figure: To calculate the ...
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### Testing Divergence Theorem using Spherical Coordinates

I'm trying to verify the divergence theorem using spherical coordinates for the vector field $\vec{F}=r^2cos^2\theta(cos\theta\hat r-sin\theta\hat\theta)$ through the top half of the unit sphere. ...
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### How can I calculate the force that is applied on a tube by an another tube?

Let's say there is two tubes (cylinders with no tops or bottoms) with charges $q_1$ and $q_2$, radii $b_1$ and $b_2$, lengths $\ell_1$ and $\ell_2$. These tubes are located along the axis of each ...
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### Find the work done by the force field in moving the particle from one point to another

Find work done by the force field F in moving the particle from $(-1, 1)$ to $(3, 2)$ This sounds good till we are given that $\textbf{F} = \dfrac{2x}{y}\textbf{ i }- \dfrac{x^2}{y^2}\textbf{ j }$ ...
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### Assumptions in Word Problems (Calculus)

I just had a small question about assumptions in mathematical word problems. Suppose you are given a calculus problem (related-rates), "A spherical balloon is inflated with gas at the rate of 800 ...
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### Setting Up an Integral (depends on displacement vector from a long line)

The following is a physics problem, but I don't actually care about the physics right now. I just want to set up the integral, which I'm having a difficult time doing (the problem is from the book ...
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### Constants for anti-derivatives

Hey StackExchange I'm diving into integral calculus for the first time and I have a few questions about this problem. A steel ball bearing at rest is accelerated in a magnetic field in a line with ...
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### How to find the integral of $\int \frac{GMm}{r^2}\,dr$ [closed]

I want to find the integral of: $$\int_R^\infty \frac{GMm}{r^2}\,dr$$
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### Why can we make this integral change of limits? Is it obvious?

When deriving the equation for the impulse-momentum theorem, the following occurs: $$\cdots=\int\limits_{t_1}^{t_2}\frac{d\vec p}{dt}dt = \int\limits_{\vec p_1}^{\vec p_2}d\vec p=\cdots$$ I know the ...
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### Proving the moment of inertia formula for right cylinder

I have a question on whether I can do this with an integral: When I tried solving this, I got (1/2)(M^2)(R^2) instead of (1/2)MR^2 Problem: http://i.imgur.com/QDdEEse.jpg *Sorry for lack of TeX. ...
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### How do I solve this integral with hyperbolic functions?

I was studying mechanics when I f ound a problem that lead to an integral that I can't solve. Basically the problem asked to find the period of oscillation function of the energy $E$ of a particle ...
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### Integral of P(x)/(A(x)E(x)

I have a question where I have to use the formula $\delta = \int_0^L \frac{P(x)}{A(x)\epsilon(x)}$. It is used to find the 'displacement' or the 'elastic deformation' of an axially loaded member like ...
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### Electric charge on a disk

Electric charge is distributed over the disk $x^2+y^2\leq1$ so that the charge density at $(x,y)$ is $\sigma(x,y)=18+x^2+y^2$ coulombs per square meter. How can I find the total charge on the disk? ...
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### Heat energy per unit mass necessary to raise temperature in a slice

Suppose that the specific heat is a function of position and temperature $c(x,u)$. show that the heat energy per unit mass necessary to raise the temperature of a thin slice of thickness $\Delta x$ ...
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### Line Integral to Find Work on Slope (Without Explicit Use of Vector Calculus Format)

Ok, so my math class has introduced the Line Integral as a way to find the work done on a two-dimensional slope by gravity on an object traversing any distance on the slope. This is all supposed to be ...
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### Center of mass in a straight rod

I got an assignment to prove that in a straight homogeneous rod, you can always choose a coordinate system in such a way that $$\int_S x_1 \, dx_1 \, dx_2=0$$ $$\int_S x_2 \, dx_1 \, dx_2=0$$ ...
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### Pumping Water out of Parabolic tank?

First of all, I understand how to do the integration part of this problem, but I am confused about the setup. Here is the question: Use integration to find the work done pumping all the water ...
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### Integrals - center of mass of non-uniform density sphere

Given the density in a given spherical co-ordinate $\rho(r,\theta,\phi) = \rho_0 e^{-r/R} (1-cos \theta)$ find the center of mass of the sphere. I managed to get using infinitesimal sized the ...
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### Integral evaluation

Evaluate $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}\int_{0}^{\pi} {\cos\phi \sin\phi \over \sqrt{R^2+r^2-2Rr(\cos\phi \cos\theta+\sin\phi \sin\theta \cos\psi )}} d\phi\ d\psi$$ where $R,r,\theta$ are all constants. ...
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### Hankel trasformation of acoustic wave equation

We consider a simplified version of acoustic wave equation \frac{\partial^2 p}{\partial r^2}+\frac{1}{r}\frac{\partial p}{\partial r}+\frac{\partial^2 p}{\partial z^2}+k^2 ...
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### Obtaining $S(t)$ when $a(S)$ is given?

I have the acceleration as a function of distance, $a(t)$ $$a(t) = f(S)$$ $$\int v.dv = \int f(S).dS$$ And so I have velocity as a function of time if I want it. What I need is to find $S(t)$. I ...
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### Emptying water out of a Conical Tank? (Calculus)?

Please help me with this Calculus question. I'm not asking you to do the whole thing, but I just need help setting up the height function. Here is the question: A conical tank of radius $6$ feet and ...
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### Finding time t for a body with air resistance k to reach to location x

Since gravity for this problem is irrelevant I started from the following equation: $$ma = -kv$$ From here I integrated both sides in order to find an expression of v as a function of t: V stands ...
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### A force of 10 lb is required to hold a spring stretched 4 in. beyond its natural length. (used hooks law this time)

A force of 10 lb is required to hold a spring stretched 4 in. beyond its natural length. How much work is done in stretching it from its natural length to 6 in. beyond its natural length? ok i used ...
A variable force of $\dfrac{5}{x^2}$ pounds moves an object along a straight line when it is $x$ feet from the origin. Calculate the work done in moving the object from $x=1$ ft to $x=10$ ft. I tried ...