I encountered an question of calculation of volume.

The following is a part of the solution.

I don't know why the highlighted sinθ has an absolute value sign.

Can anyone explain to me? Thank you.

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- Jan 20th 2013, 09:44 AMhappymatthematicsabsolute value with sinθ
I encountered an question of calculation of volume.

The following is a part of the solution.

I don't know why the highlighted sinθ has an absolute value sign.

Can anyone explain to me? Thank you.

Attachment 26621 - Jan 20th 2013, 01:31 PMHallsofIvyRe: absolute value with sinθ
Because , not a.

For example, , not . - Jan 20th 2013, 05:54 PMhappymatthematicsRe: absolute value with sinθ
Thank you, HallsofIvy.