Title

Which Planet is Largest?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2006

Publication Title

Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications

Abstract

For some students, using the methods of washers or cylindrical shells to find the volume of a solid obtained by revolving a given region about a given line is difficult to understand because of the abstraction involved. In this article, we use on-line resources and computational tools to approximate the measure of the volume of the space occupied by each planet as it orbits the Sun

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