Tool: Volume inside a cylinder  Math Open Reference: 


Go to:  http://www.mathopenref.com/cylindervolume.html (opens a new window)  
Description:  An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the volume of a cylinder. A cylinder is shown where the height and radius can both be changed by dragging. The volume is continuously recalculated as you drag. The calculations can be turned off for class discussion. The web page has the formula for the volume calculation, and a discussion about the subtle distinction between the volume of a cylinder and the volume inside the cylinder. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, student can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com. 

Technology Type:  Java Applet  
Author:  John Page  
Language:  English  
Cost:  Does not require payment for use  
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Courses:  Geometry  Cylinders, Volume, 2D pictures of 3D solids  
