Take a solid cylinder of radius R and height 2R.
Remove the right "double cone"
which passes through the center of the solid cylinder
and extends meet the circular discs on the top and bottom
of the cylinder. See Figure 1.
The volume of the remaining object and the volume of
a sphere of radius R are the same!
The Math Behind the Fact:
Using Cavalieri's principle is perhaps the most
effective way to prove this in a multivariable calculus course.
How to Cite this Page:
Su, Francis E., et al. "Right Double Cone."
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