Calculus!?!?!?!?!? PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by gratefulvegan, May 18, 2007.

  1. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    I have to complete this problem or I'm pretty much screwed in calc. I just have no idea to even go about it...can anyone help??

    (a) Find the ratio of the volumes of the sphere and the oblate ellipsoid shown below.
    (b) If a planet were spherical and had the same volume as Saturn, what would its radius be?

    The sphere shown says: Computer model of "spherical Saturn," its equatorial radius = its polar radius. The equation of the cross section passing thru the pole is x^2 + y^2= 60,268^2

    The ellipsoid shown says: Computer model of "oblate saturn" whose equatorial radius is greater than its polar radius. The equation of the cross section passing thru the pole is

    x^2/(60,268^2) + y^2/(54,364^2) =1

    ANY ideas!?!?!?!???
  2. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

  3. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

    That went straight into my brain and melted into oblivion. I never took Calculus. The furtherest I've gone in math is Trigonometry. I hate math.
  4. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    *blank, uncomprehending stare*
  5. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

  6. Box Of Rain

    Box Of Rain Member

    never got passed algebra 2.
    wish i could help ya
  7. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    Hahaha thanks guys...I don't get it at all but I just did a little work and handed it no need for any future help (wouldn't want somebody giving up time).
    I DESPISEEEEEE math btw.
  8. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there----> believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare
  9. Ethel

    Ethel Member

    HOly crap, what grade level is this? I did physics for two years but never got anything that curly... mind you, I never got the maths side of things at all, so maybe we WERE asked questions like that and I don't remember.

    Shpere volume is 4/3*pi somethingorother, that's all I remember.
  10. WhisperingWoods

    WhisperingWoods too far gone

    What's the equation for the volume of an oblate ellipsoid?

    I've taken 3 semesters of calculus so far, still more to come. But I think I need more information. Also, could you please refresh me on what technique you're supposed to use? I know you're struggling with it, but do you know basically what to do?

    (edit) oooh I see you don't need help anymore, ok.
  11. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    Clearly your mind possesses a working processor where mine has a vacancy sign. A good friend of mine took college level calculus and computer programming and is a GENIUS... I'm in awe of folks such as yourself who are nimble with numbers and equations and ellipses. My road to mathematics hit a stop sine.
  12. Quoth the Raven

    Quoth the Raven RaveIan

    Good grief that looks complicated. I never had the knack for pure maths, I was more of a physics boffin :D

    Hardest we ever got maths-wise was trigonometry and calculations involving pi (actually we did a HELL of a lot of pi).
    And the formula for the volume of a sphere is v = 4/3 pi r^3.
  13. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

    Trigonometry was EASY as shit. What's really sad, is that I couldn't and still can't do Algebra or Algebra 2 to save my life. Yet, I can do Geometry and Trig with effortless ease. Trig, I made like a 97 in it. I was happy. :) And that's saying something. Because I was stoned in Trig EVERYDAY. I'm just a pure genius. If you can do trig on pot and other drugs, AND succeed, then you are a genius. Now calculus? Let me go retch at that thought. I'd throw up all over my calculus homework, lol. :D Congrats to those who can do it.
  14. dixie_pixy

    dixie_pixy HighMandi

    Yep... You're Screwed!!!! ENJOY!:behead:
  15. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

    I like the witch's version of Amazing Grace.

    I'm a witch, too.

    Blessed be :)
  16. gratefulvegan

    gratefulvegan Member

    Yeah I just hateeeeeeee calc. I'm much more of an english guy- I enjoy writing too.
  17. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

    I LOVE writing.


    Freelance writer: that's me.
  18. I believe the answer is... the trains will meet 2 miles north of Timbuktoo.
  19. hippy i am

    hippy i am poppy seed bagels

    ...And they will crash. So, it's really a bad omen to study calculus. Oh, and never get on a comuter train of any sort. It's really a bad omen. :) Calculus is the root of all evil.
  20. Ethel

    Ethel Member

    Gordon Bennet, I (partially) remembered something from school!

    *Faints from shock*

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