RHIT MA113/Multiple Integral

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Partial Derivatives Multiple Integral

Multiple Integral[edit]

Evaluating Multiple Integrals[edit]

Multiple Integrals are evaluated from the inside out, beginning by evaluating the innermost integral, then working outwards.

The inner integrals may have limits containing variables, so long as those variables are integrated in an enclosing integral. Because of this, the limits of outermost integrals must contain only constants.

Changing the Order of Integration[edit]

So long as the order of integration is changed correctly, the multiple integral will cover the same region, and therefore order will not affect the end result of the multiple integral. In general, it is wise to begin by establishing the limits of the outermost integral first, then working inwards, to avoid any mistakes.

Converting Coordinate Systems[edit]

Cartesian to Cylindrical[edit]

Cartesian to Spherical[edit]

Cylindrical to Spherical[edit]


Average Value[edit]

The Average value of a function is equal to


The equation for Area is and Volume is

In Cartesian coordinates, and , therefore Area and Volume are and

The same process can be used in Polar, Cylindrical, and Spherical coordinates, as follows:

In Polar,

In Cylindrical,

In Spherical,


The equation for the mass of an object is , where is the density of the object (which could be either a constant or function of position)


First Moments[edit]

, where r is the distance from the axis or line of rotation

Second Moments[edit]

, where r is the distance from the axis or line of rotation

Center of Masses[edit]