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Volumes of Solids of Revolution: Shell Method
The volume of a solid of revolution can be approximated using the volumes of concentric cylindrical shells. Choose between rotating around the
axis or the
axis. Move the sliders to change the space between cylinders and to see the solid emerge.
Contributed by:
Helen Papadopoulos
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Volumes of Solids of Revolution: Shell Method
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/VolumesOfSolidsOfRevolutionShellMethod/
Contributed by:
Helen Papadopoulos
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