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Geometry pp 261-294 | Cite as

Volumes

  • Serge Lang
  • Gene Murrow
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Abstract

You probably already have a good intuitive notion of volume, which measures the amount of space enclosed by a 3-dimensional figure. Just as we did for 2-dimensional figures to compute area, we define a unit volume to be the volume of a cube whose edges are one unit long. Therefore a cube with edges 1 cm long has volume 1 cubic centimeter, which we abbreviate 1 cm3. In this section we show how to compute the volumes of various figures.

Keywords

Equilateral Triangle Regular Hexagon Circular Cone Arbitrary Base Arbitrary Region 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Lang
    • 1
  • Gene Murrow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.OssiningUSA

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