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Unformatted text preview: Double Integrals: General Region II John E. Gilbert, Heather Van Ligten, and Benni Goetz In evaluating a double integral D f ( x, y ) dxdy when D is a general region in the xyplane the choice of order of integration can depend on a number of factors. Since its always best to keep the integration as simple as possible, its always best to consider which order is preferable. Example 1: in the case of I = D f ( x, y ) dxdy where D is shown to the right, then fixing x and integrating first with respect to y makes good sense because then D = ( x, y ) : ( x ) y ( x ) , a x b for suitable choices of a, b and functions ( x ) , ( x ) so that D f ( x, y ) dxdy = b a ( x ) ( x ) f ( x, y ) dy dx . x y But if we had chosen to fix x , then the inte gral with respect to y sometimes splits into two parts as shown in red. This would make inte gration with respect to y more complicated! Example 2: similarly in the case of I = D f ( x, y ) dxdy where D is shown to the right, then fixing...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course M 408 D taught by Professor Textbookanswers during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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