I don't know how to answer the question.
2) I'd like to know a general method (i.e. applicable in all cases) that transform a complicated solid (like a cone, a paraboloid, hyperboloid or anything different from a cylinder, cube and sphere) into a cube. I'd appreciate any book reference or an example with the above exercise.
I ask this because even though it might be difficult to find such a transformation, if I success in finding it then its Jacobian shouldn't be a problem to find and so the volume of the complicated solid should be quite easy to solve.