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Finding the Volume of an Ellipsoid Using Cross-Sectional Slices

by James E. McKenney (Northern Kentucky University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1996

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Solid Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra | 4.9 Geometry

The author shows that the volume of an ellipsoid can be determined by three parallel slices.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Linear Algebra | Geometry
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