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Surface Area and the Cylinder Area Paradox

by Frieda Zames

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1978

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, (1977), pp. 207-211

Summary: A discussion of H.A. Schwartz's cylinder area paradox that opened the floodgates of mathematical inquiry to investigations into surfaces and surface areas.

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4 (1977)) Frieda Zames is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology where she has been employed since 1966.  For the past three years, she has also been working with a federally funded program devising curricula and teaching remedial mathematics to educationally deprived adults in Newark.  She earned the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at New York University in 1972.


Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Analytic Geometry | Surfaces | Solid Geometry | Cylinders | Measurement | Area
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008