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Generalized CylinderA generalized cylinder is generated by moving a straight line g along an arbitrary curve. A generalized cylinder need not to be closed and is sometimes called cylinder surface. A cylinder is called a right cylinder if its cross sections lie directly on top of each other; otherwise, the cylinder is said to be oblique. The most common special case of a generalized cylinder is a right circular cylinder (or cylinder, for short). Prisms also are a special case of a closed generalized cylinder. The volume V of the generalized cylinder is given by V = A_{b}h with A_{b} being the area of the basis of the cylinder, and h being the height. The surface S of the (closed) cylinder is given byS = 2A_{b} + mp_{cs} with p_{cs} being the perimeter of the perpendicular cross section of the cylinder.


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