How can I integrate $\sqrt{1-x^2/a^2-y^2/b^2} dx dy$ in the ellipse?

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Set $x=ar\cos(t)$ and $br\sin(t)$, where $r \in [0,1]$ and $t \in [0,2\pi)$. We have $$dxdy = \left \vert \begin{bmatrix} a\cos(t) & b\sin(t)\\ -ar\sin(t) & br\cos(t) \end{bmatrix}\right \vert dr dt = abrdrdt$$ Hence, the integral \begin{align} I & = {\int\int}_{\text{ellipse}} \sqrt{1-\dfrac{x^2}{a^2}-\dfrac{y^2}{b^2}}dxdy = \int_0^{2\pi} \int_0^1 \sqrt{1-r^2}abrdrdt\\ & = ab \int_0^{2\pi} \int_0^1 r\sqrt{1-r^2}drdt = 2\pi ab \int_0^1 r \sqrt{1-r^2}dr = \dfrac{2\pi ab}3 \end{align}

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  • Evzone
    Evzone 15 days

    I am lookig for $$\int\int _{D} \sqrt{1-\frac{x^2}{a^2}-\frac{y^2}{b^2}} dxdy $$ where $D$ is defined by $D=\{ (x,y) \in \mathbb{R} \mid \frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2}\leq 1 \}$.

    please help

    • Evzone
      Evzone over 7 years
      Find the value of double integral sqrt(1-x^2/a^2-y^2/b^2) in the region bounded by the ellipse.
    • Hans Lundmark
      Hans Lundmark over 7 years
      Let $u=x/a$ and $v=y/b$, then change to polar coordinates.
  • Evzone
    Evzone over 7 years
    Thanks!! you are very good.