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Re: Surface of Revolution

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  • Subject: [mg20235] Re: Surface of Revolution
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 18:30:13 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7tgrjr$>
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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.


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

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