Solids of revolution

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116477] Solids of revolution*From*: Tom <tidetabletom at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 04:38:00 -0500 (EST)

Hello, I'm a high school math teacher, currently working on some lessons to teach the volume of solids formed by revolution. I have some good starting points, a few animations and demonstrations, but if anyone would be willing to share any of their nice illustrations/graphics/commands I would welcome that. It would be helpful for my students and helpful for me to learn to use Mathematica more effectively. There are some nice examples at this website http://curvebank.calstatela.edu/volrev/volrev.htm that are done with Mathematica but the author has not published the code so I am not sure how to create similar results. I apologize for a very generic request. For many on this group, these are simple ideas to teach and program. For me, this is at the limit of my mathematical and Mathematica knowledge and I'd like to better understand and present these concepts. If you have anything to share that might be more than a simple post to this group, you can email me at tidetabletom at gmail.com Sincerely, Tom De Vries