Let be a nonnegative and continuous function on the closed interval , then the solid of revolution obtained by rotating the curve about the -axis from to has volume given by

# Method of Disks

## See also

Method of Shells, Method of Washers, Solid of Revolution, Volume## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Anton, H. "Volumes by Slicing; Disks and Washers." §6.2 in*Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 2nd ed.*New York: Wiley, pp. 359-367, 1984.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Method of Disks."
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