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How do you find volume by revolving a graph around an axis?
What is the disk method for finding volume?
How do you find the volume of a solid formed by revolving a region between two graphs?
What is the washer method for finding volume?
How do you find the volume of a torus obtained by revolving the unit disk about the line x = 2?
How do you find volume using the washer method?
How do you find volume using the disk method?
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This is a very useful Calculus lesson finding volume by revolving a graph around an axis. The disk method and washer method for finding volume are explained. The animations of the solids are wonderful for understanding exactly what is going on. Some great classic example problems are shown. This is a truly great lesson for understanding volume of solids.