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# Volumes by Slicing Calculator Online

This calculator helps users determine the volume of a solid by applying methods such as the Disks and Washers Methods. These techniques are especially useful for calculating the volume of irregularly shaped solids and are widely used in academic and professional projects.

## Formula of Volumes by Slicing Calculator

The calculator uses two primary formulas:

• Volume by Disks Method: This method calculates the volume of a solid of revolution generated by rotating a function y = f(x) around the x-axis from x = a to x = b. The formula used is:V = pi * integral from a to b of [f(x)]^2 dx
• Volume by Washers Method: This method is used for a solid of revolution generated by rotating the region between two functions y = f(x) and y = g(x) (where f(x) is greater than or equal to g(x)) around the x-axis from x = a to x = b. The formula is:V = pi * integral from a to b of ([f(x)]^2 – [g(x)]^2) dx

These formulas calculate the volume by integrating the area of circular slices (disks or washers) along the axis of rotation.

## Table of Useful Calculations

The following table provides pre-calculated volumes for some common functions using the Volumes by Slicing Calculator. These calculations are based on the disk method for simplicity and assume rotation around the x-axis. The table includes the function, the limits of integration a to b, and the calculated volume V (using Disk Method):

This table is particularly useful for educational purposes, allowing students and professionals to quickly verify their manual calculations or estimates.

## Example of Volumes by Slicing Calculator

Problem Statement: Calculate the volume of the solid formed by rotating the function y = sqrt(x) around the x-axis from x = 0 to x = 4.

Method Used: Volume by Disks Method, which involves the formula: V = pi * integral from a to b of [f(x)]^2 dx

Steps:

1. Identify the function and limits:
• Function f(x) = sqrt(x)
• Limits are from a = 0 to b = 4
2. Set up the integral:
• The integral to calculate the volume V is: V = pi * integral from 0 to 4 of (sqrt(x))^2 dx = pi * integral from 0 to 4 of x dx
3. Calculate the integral:
• The integral of x from 0 to 4 is: Integral of x dx = (x^2 / 2) from 0 to 4 = (16/2) – (0/2) = 8
4. Multiply by pi to find the volume:
• The volume V = pi * 8 = 25.132 (approximately)