The ebook Elementary Calculus is based on material originally written by H.J. Keisler. For more information please read the copyright pages. 
Home Applications of the Integral Volumes of Solids of Revolution Examples Example 1: Right Circular Cone  
Search the VIAS Library  Index  
Example 1: Right Circular Cone
Find the volume of a right circular cone with height h and base of radius r It is convenient to center the cone on the xaxis with its vertex at the origin as shown in Figure 6.2.5. This cone is the solid generated by rotating about the xaxis the triangular region R under the line y = (r/h)x, 0 ≤ x ≤ h. Figure 6.2.5 Since x is the independent variable we use the Disc Method. The volume formula gives or V= ⅓πr^{2}h.


Home Applications of the Integral Volumes of Solids of Revolution Examples Example 1: Right Circular Cone 