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Sphere

A three dimensional solid consisting of all points equidistant from a given point. This point is the center of the sphere. Note: All cross-sections of a sphere are circles.

 

 

 

See also

Oblate spheroid, prolate spheroid, volume, surface area

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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