Slicing a Solid of Revolution

Truncated cones of equal thickness are stacked to simulate the slicing of a solid of revolution made from part of a sine curve. As you increase the number of slices, the total volume of the truncated cones converges to the volume of the solid of revolution.


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This Demonstration illustrates the shell method of integration in calculus.
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