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The purpose of this lab is to use Maple to study solids of revolution. Solids of revolution are created by rotating curves in the x-y plane about an axis, generating a three dimensional object. They are discussed in Chapter 6 of Calculus by Bradley and Smith (sections 1 and 2). The specific properties of them that we wish to study are their volume, surface area, and graph.

Sean O Anderson
Tue Dec 3 12:06:23 EST 1996