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Surface Area of a Surface of Revolution

The formulas below give the surface area of a surface of revolution. The axis of rotation must be either the x-axis or the y-axis. The curve being rotated can be defined using rectangular, polar, or parametric equations.

 

 

See also

Surface of revolution, arc length

 


  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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