Approximating Spheres with Boxes
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Using cubes, you can approximate the shape of a sphere of a given radius. By sliding the sampling rate up and down, you can add and subtract the number of cubes in a uniform manner. Using spherical coordinates and , the sample rate takes a reading every radians up to for the angle and every radians up to for the angle.
Contributed by: Jeremy Batterson (March 2011)
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"Approximating Spheres with Boxes"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011