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Characterizing Power Functions by Volumes of Revolution

by Bettina Richmond (Western Kentucky University) and Tom Richmond (Western Kentucky University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1998

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.6 Differential Equations | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

The authors characterize power functions by ratios of two specific volumes.

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One-Variable Calculus | Theoretical Issues
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One-Variable Calculus | Differentiation: Calculation Rules
Ordinary Differential Equations | Analytic Methods
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