Let and be nonnegative and continuous functions on the closed interval , then the solid of revolution obtained by rotating the curves and about the -axis from to and taking the region enclosed between them has volume given by

# Method of Washers

## See also

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

## References

Anton, H. "Volumes by Cylindrical Shells." §6.3 in*Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 2nd ed.*New York: Wiley, pp. 367-373, 1984.

## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Method of Washers."
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