Volume of Revolution Project

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Expand the techniques of numerical integration used to find the area under a curve to finding the volume of revolution of a physical object. Extend your understanding of parametric functions to create a 3D model of your solid.

Procedure:
1. Locate a symmetric, but irregular shaped object such as a flower vase, wine glass, or a margarita glass.. 2. Use a caliper to measure your object. I decided to use mm as my unit of measurement. The length of my object was 167 mm, so i divided it into 15 intervals to get a apropriate data. Each interval is 11.1 mm. look at figure() 3. Then i used the mathmatica formula shown below to produce an illustration of my object with the data i measured. i divided the data i got by two because that way it would be correct when i rotate it around the x-axis.

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data 0, 39.495 , 11.1, 13.22 , 22.2, 5.45 , 33.3, 5.85 , 44.4, 6.09 , 55.5, 7.095 , 66.6, 7.485 , 77.7, 8.46 , 88.8, 11.195 , 99.9, 13.66 , 111, 17.605 , 122.1, 36.045 , 133.2, 40.345 , 144.3, 46.765 , 155.4, 49.55 , 166.5, 60.36

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0, 39.495 , 11.1, 13.22 , 22.2, 5.45 , 33.3, 5.85 , 44.4, 6.09 , 55.5, 7.095 , 66.6, 7.485 , 77.7, 8.46 , 88.8, 11.195 , 99.9, 13.66 , 111, 17.605 , 122.1, 36.045 , 133.2, 40.345 , 144.3, 46.765 , 155.4, 49.55 , 166.5, 60.36

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Show Plot f x , x, 0, 166.5 , PlotRange All, AspectRatio Automatic, AxesOrigin 0, 0 , ListPlot Table data i, 1 , data i, 2 i, 1, 16 , Filling Axis, AspectRatio Automatic

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