4.8 Volumes of Solids of Revolution
By the end of your studying, you should know:
On-screen applet instructions:
The applet depicts approximating the volume of a solid of revolution with a finite number n of disks. Use the pull-down menu to change the value of n.
ExamplesFind the volume of the solid generated by rotating the region R bounded by the y axis, the line y = a, and the curve
AppletsVolume By Disks
VideosSee short videos of worked problems for this section.
ExercisesSee Exercises for 4.8 Volumes of Solids of Revolution (PDF).
Work online to solve the exercises for this section, or for any other section of the textbook.
Resources on the WebInformation on Newton
Biographical data from St. Andrew's University's Web site
Excerpt from W.W. Rouse Ball's "A Short Account of the History of Mathematics"
Solids of Revolution
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