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Solid of Revolution

A solid that is obtained by rotating a plane figure in space about an axis coplanar to the figure. The axis may not intersect the figure.

 

 

 

See also

Disk method, washer method, shell method, surface of revolution

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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