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Lecture

8.1 Arc Length Question #2 (Medium)


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Mathematics
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MAT136H1
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8.1 Challenging Integral Applications
Arc Length
Question #2 (Medium): Integral Representation of the Length of the Curve
Strategy:
When the function is given as in terms of , take the derivative of in terms of , thus 
.
If the function is given as in terms of , no need to rearrange to have written in terms of . take the
derivative of it as it is, thus 
, and taking the integral in terms of .
Sample Question:
Set up an integral representing the length of the curve. Then evaluate the exact length of the curve.
  ,

Solution:
First take the derivative of the given function. Thus, 
 . Plug into the formula for the
curve length:  



. Based on the identity  
: 



. multiply by 
: 














Therefore, the length of the curve    over the interval

is 
