Re: Surface of Revolution

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20235] Re: Surface of Revolution*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 18:30:13 -0400*Organization*: Universitaet Leipzig*References*: <7tgrjr$sim@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, the revolution axis should be a vector. I assume you mean RevolutionAxis -> {1,0,0} (the x axis) and SurfaceOfRevolution[x^2, {x, 2, 3}, RevolutionAxis -> {1, 0, 0}] does what you want. Regards Jens Chee Lim Cheung wrote: > > Hi Mathematica users & experts, > > There is a package in Mathematica which allows us to generate surfaces of > revolution. It is in the context Graphics`SurfaceOfRevolution`. It is > stated that a surface of revolution can be generated about any axis by > setting the option RevolutionAxis. However, it is not exactly to me how to > do this. For example, I would like to generate a surface of revolution of > the curve y = x^2 from x = 2 to x = 3 about the axis x = 1. Anybody out > there who can give me some pointers on how to go about it? > > Thanks > Chee