Hi. I tried to solve some excersices but with this one I've got a little problem. I was asked to calculate the area of a circlesegment with radius R and midpointcorner 2*alpha. I have chosen the straigt side of the circlesegment to be parallel with the y axis.
I get these formulas in polarcoördinates.
oppp := | | | r | dr dtheta
-alpha R cos(alpha)
I guess I've used the right formule but Maple gives me some problems getting a clear solution. I've tried to tell Maple with the commando assume that R is constant but I can not get a clear solution. Maybe I've typed something wrong. Or maybe I have made a mistake getting to this formula.
Sorry for my Enlgish and thank you in advance.