1. Shell Method for Volume

I was assigned to do a research projects on "Shell Method for Volume" for my Geometry class. I did some research and found out that it is more like a Calculus topic, which I haven't take yet. So I don't quite understand it.

Anyway, for that project, the first homework is to hand in a list of sources that I will use for the project, which is due on Monday.

So I went to 2 different libraries, whihch I found nothing. I google, and found some info, but not enough, since I need 8 sources, with maxium of 4 internet, minium of 2 book. I think I can also use diagram/video as sources.

I don't know if I am searching for the wrong keyword, but I didn't find any sources to use, can anyone help me with that? BTW, I also don't really understand what Shell Method is... beside it is use to measure volume of solid of revolution

2. Originally Posted by Billwaa
I was assigned to do a research projects on "Shell Method for Volume" for my Geometry class. I did some research and found out that it is more like a Calculus topic, which I haven't take yet. So I don't quite understand it.

Anyway, for that project, the first homework is to hand in a list of sources that I will use for the project, which is due on Monday.

So I went to 2 different libraries, whihch I found nothing. I google, and found some info, but not enough, since I need 8 sources, with maxium of 4 internet, minium of 2 book. I think I can also use diagram/video as sources.

I don't know if I am searching for the wrong keyword, but I didn't find any sources to use, can anyone help me with that? BTW, I also don't really understand what Shell Method is... beside it is use to measure volume of solid of revolution
Any two calculus books can be your book sources. Borrow a calc text from one of your friends, and find out another calc text that another school uses and try to get your hands on it.

as for web sources, try these:
The Shell Method

The Method of Shells

SHELL METHOD DEMO GALLERY

Shell integration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Solid of revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lesson #112 Volumes of Solids of Revolution (Shell Method)

This is an extremely cruel assignment if you haven't taken calculus yet, in fact, this is calc 2 stuff

3. Originally Posted by Billwaa
BTW, I also don't really understand what Shell Method is... beside it is use to measure volume of solid of revolution
How could you? You've never taken calculus. Like i said, this is a cruel assignment.

Reading the topic vveerrryyy slowly in the two calc texts you get should clear up the theory behind it and why it is the way it is. you may also want to read up on basic integration, and for that you may also need to read up on basic differentiation.

4. ok, thanks for your info, I will try to understand it... My Geometry teacher try to kill my class