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I am recently doing my IB Maths HL internal assessment and my topic is how to calculate the surface area of an egg. I want to apply calculus knowledge into this question but my knowledge about this area is limited. I only know the basic information about calculus, for example, using integration to calculate the volume of an object. I have already searched for relevant information online for many days but I still have no idea. I need to finish my internal assessment in 2 weeks! Could anyone please help me with it?! Thank you!
Well, I know there has already been a same question but i don't really understand the answer for that question. I know it is related to integral but i have no idea how to do that. I hope someone can explain it in details. If it is just an idea of how to do it, I can search for ideas everywhere by using Google and have no need to ask for help here. I really need help like step by step maybe. Thanks.
[I have worked out the formula A=∫_(x_2)^(x_1)▒〖2πf(x)·√(1+f^' (x)^2 )·dx〗, however, f'(x) involves a constant C which is unknown. I am confused how can I solve the equation when I have no idea what C is.