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Disks, Shells and Integrals of Inverse Functions

by Eric Key (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 1994

Subject classification(s): Single Variable Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 3.4 Non-mainstream Calc I

Most calculus students take it for granted that the shell and disk methods for computing the volume of a solid of revolution must always give the same result.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Integration Methods
One-Variable Calculus | Theoretical Issues
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