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Circular Cylinder

A circular right cylinder, commonly called "cylinder", is created by moving a line which is perpendicular to the area of the circle along this circle.

The volume V of this cylinder is given by

V = r2πh,

its surface S (including the top and bottom face) is given by

S = 2rπh + 2r2π = 2rπ(h+r).

Last Update: 2010-12-06