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Re: Solids of revolution

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  • Subject: [mg116494] Re: Solids of revolution
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 05:17:46 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Tom,

Perhaps you already know this, but as of version 6 Mathematica has the
command RevolutionPlot3D. The doc page has many examples.

Cheers -- Sjoerd de Vries (related?)

On Feb 16, 10:38 am, Tom <tidetable... at> wrote:
> 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.calstate=
> 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 tidetable... at
> Sincerely,  Tom De Vries

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