Area of Surface of Revolution Calculator

The calculator will find the area of the surface of revolution (around the given axis) of the explicit, polar, or parametric curve on the given interval, with steps shown.

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Solution

Your input: find the area of the surface of revolution of $$$f\left(x\right)=x^{2}$$$ rotated about the x-axis on $$$\left[0,1\right]$$$

The surface area of the curve is given by $$$S = 2\pi \int_a^b f \left(x\right) \sqrt{\left(f'\left(x\right)\right)^2+1}d x$$$

First, find the derivative: $$$f '\left(x\right)=\left(x^{2}\right)'=2 x$$$ (steps can be seen here)

Finally, calculate the integral $$$S = \int_{0}^{1} 2 \pi x^{2} \sqrt{\left(2 x\right)^{2} + 1} d x=\int_{0}^{1} 2 \pi x^{2} \sqrt{4 x^{2} + 1} d x$$$

The calculations and the answer for the integral can be seen here.