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Problem 39 Easy Difficulty

Formula 4 is valid only when $ f(x) \ge 0 $. Show that when $ f(x) $ is not necessarily positive, the formula for surface area becomes
$$ S = \int_a^b 2 \pi \mid f(x) \mid \sqrt{1 + [f^{\prime}(x)]^2}\ dx $$


$$S=\int_{a}^{b} 2 \pi|f(x)| \sqrt{1+\left[f^{\prime}(x)\right]^{2}} d x$$


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