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Cylindrical Wedge

A cylindrical wedge can be created from a cylinder by slicing it with a plane that intersects the base of the cylinder.

The volume V of the wegde is given by

If the base is a semicircle (i.e. b = 0 and a = r), the volume can be calculated as follows:

V = 2hr2/3.

Last Update: 2010-12-06