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Surface of Revolution

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  • Subject: [mg20209] Surface of Revolution
  • From: "Chee Lim Cheung" <cheelc at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 21:06:28 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

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?


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