Q: Function for volume calculation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5515] Q: Function for volume calculation*From*: Pierre Awaragi <apierre at EE.McGill.CA>*Date*: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 19:26:11 -0500*Organization*: McGill University Computing Centre*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, Does anyone have an idea on how to calculate the volume restricted by a surface (or already have build a function for it). What I am basically have is a two variables (r and z) in the form F(r, z) = 0 where F is a polynomial of degree 32 for z and degree 16 for r. Z is the Z-axis variable and r is the radius (x^2 + y^2) and this basically will have a symmetrical form around the z-axis. In other words, the polynomial will be a line in the z-r or z-x plane and then this connected line will revolute around z (a complete circle), I need to calculate its volume. This is in the purpose of calculating the workspace of a robot. Please need help and would appreciate your time. Can you please send your suggestions by email. Thank you. Pierre Awaragi.